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4 Important Safety Tips for Traveling with Kids

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Are you planning a fun trip with your family? Whether you’re traveling locally or internationally, you’ll want to ensure that your kids are safe at all times. Learn some of the best traveling tips here and shop for fun books to keep your children occupied during down times at Otiko’s Children’s Books!


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Do Your Research

Where are you going? What is there to do? What kind of restaurants are there? Researching these and many more questions will help you get your plans at least mostly laid out before you arrive. Eliminating as many unknown factors as possible is important, especially when you are planning on keeping your kids entertained and occupied for the majority of your trip.

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Check Your Insurance

Are you covered? If you are traveling within the U.S. your insurance will likely cover you and your kids should an emergency arise, but it’s always best to double-check just in case. If you are traveling internationally, you may also need to purchase additional travel insurance or update your insurance company to let them know you will be leaving the country.

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Child-Proof Everything

No matter where you’re going, it’s important to make sure your children are safe. Child-proofing your area will help to give you peace of mind that your kids aren’t getting into anything that they shouldn’t. It’s always better to take precautions and end up not needing them, rather than run into an accident that could’ve been avoided.

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Keep Your Kids Occupied

Kids are known to get a little bit stir-crazy! Find fun activities for them to engage in throughout your trip. This can include:

  • Reading books
  • Watching movies
  • Playing games in the car
  • Activity books
  • Playing with toys
  • And more

Work with them before the trip to find activities they will enjoy to keep them occupied.

When you’re looking for fun books to read, you can explore the Sophie & Stephie series available online from Otiko’s Children’s Books!

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