Trip with a small child on the train - what type of hosting to choose
Very often parents are trying to save money and not buy a child a separate ticket. Indeed, up to 4-6 years (depending on direction), the baby can go on the same shelf with mom or dad at the free travel pass. But the pluses, in addition to minimize costs, in this way of travelling in train no. The shelves in the cars are very narrow, and to stay together will be very difficult. In addition, children often change position during sleep, and its movement can Wake an adult. The trip becomes a heavy sleepless marathon. Therefore, if funds permit, it is obligatory to purchase a ticket. Additional storage is always useful even in order to be able to relax in the afternoon, while the baby plays or draws.
The most comfortable type of accommodation on the train in the afternoon. When you purchase two tickets - adult and children, neighbors during the path will not appear. It is very convenient. Passengers are different, someone used to read late without turning off the light, someone is drinking beer in the trip, someone smokes constantly going into the hallway and slamming the door. All this will interfere with normal children and parents. So if you have a certain amount of money, it is better to buy tickets ST or to buy the whole compartment.
What to bring on the road
The kid was not boring during the trip, you have to buy a couple of new toys, bright book, playdough, markers, album. This will help to take the child in between sleep and food. In addition, small children love watching the changing landscape outside the window. This activity will also give parents an opportunity to relax a bit.
In addition to toys and set of creativity, you should care about the food baby. If the road is long - two hours and more perishable foods - yogurt, chicken, cottage cheese, can be consumed only in the first day. Two days they can only survive in a bag in the refrigerator. Then the child can feed children's cereals, which are brewed with water near the heater compartment conductor. Also suitable for fruit - oranges, apples, bananas. At stations you can buy fresh bread. Also, you should stock up on delicious cookies - it will not easily spoil and will be a perfect Breakfast or afternoon tea, if you drink its juice or tea.
Be sure to take care of the hygiene of the baby. Take a shower on the train is often not possible. So stock up on wipes, diapers, absorbent diapers. Don't forget about a few sets of clothes - children one and a half years very often get dirty. Be sure to grab the train potty if baby is weaning diapers. To go to the common toilet not very nice, besides many cars not yet equipped with modern bio-facilities, and therefore the time stops (and they can be long) her room closed. And if adults can bear a child is quite difficult. During long waits it is best to go outside. This will provide the baby a new experience will give an opportunity to stretch muscles, will help to brighten up the waiting time of the train departure.