Talk with your child. If circumstances are such that there is no one to accompany to train, explain to him how to behave in the train. Pay special attention to the topic of security. The train can be dangerous when driving, especially when making sharp turns or braking. Be sure to tell them to get off. Warn him that it is not necessary to walk around the train, otherwise you can get lost. Recall that you can't talk to unfamiliar adults.
Buy the ticket in the middle of the train. This is the best place from the point of view of security. Select child a place on the bottom shelf, as if a strong rocking of the train it can fall from the top shelf. Collect the child in the road. Prepare personal hygiene items, which he may need, food and drink.
Put the child to train themselves. Be sure to explain to the conductor that he was alone, and ask him from time to time to check if everything is okay. Conductors are very busy during the trip, and all the passengers she simply will not follow. Find another adult you can trust baby on the way and who agreed to look after him.
Conduct of the child in the compartment and select the most reliable of neighbours. Best of all, if it's a middle-aged woman. Ask her to watch the baby from time to time to keep it in sight, pour him hot water that the child is not burned if he asks for tea. Tell the child that he listened to an adult. Let has in mind, what if he's confused or he's going to need help, you need to inform the neighbor. Ask your future companion of the child to give your phone number just in case and give your. Prepare a small treat or a small present as a token of appreciation for your concern.
Will arrange to meet the child at the arrival point. Dictate the number of a train, its arrival time, car number and where the child goes.
Advice 2 : How to ride the train with a child 1.5 years
The train ride can become a fun attraction or to become a torment for the child and parents. It all depends on the preparation for a long journey and a better understanding of what is a long stay in the almost enclosed space.
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.