Our past four trips have been with my husband, myself, and our now 3 year old son, Noah. There have been days where we've been there with friends or my parents, but even on our own, a 2:1 ratio is pretty easy in navigating the parks. Plus, though he was running at 25 months, he's had a year to gain speed!
For our upcoming trip, we'll be there for our first trip with 2 kids! Maybe that seems obvious - 1:1. But, ordering/getting food, restroom breaks, ride swap - we'll be 2:1. And, Noah is a standard 3 year old boy - lots of energy and the desire to do as he pleases (the Doctors like to call this "independence").
We recently went to the local Air and Space Museum and he ran all over the place with my husband close behind. He darts out in front of people, pulls out of our grip while we're holding hands - if he can scare me with 1,000 people around, how crazy is it going to be with 30,000 people!?
Luckily, we have help! My in-laws are joining us! Good for them, my touring pace has drastically slowed since I had children, but I think they're in for a good bit of walking and chasing!
Our plan is to have a double stroller - park it as needed to let Noah walk like the big kid he is and I'll use my sling/wrap/ergo (I haven't decided yet) once it's parked and demand on hand holding.
In case we get separated:
- We'll be stocked up on Safety Tats! N will definitely have one on ever day!
- Point out cast members and how to recognize them
- Never, ever look away. Is that possible?
What are your tips and tricks for traveling with multiple children? This will be our first big trip!