There’s no reason to give up traveling when you have a young child. You simply need to find places that are child-friendly and fun. Fortunately, the world is an oyster to a toddler. It doesn’t take much to amaze children. Exposing your young one to museums, festivals and activities at an early age helps you teach them about the big world we live in. Here are some of our favorite local haunts for fall.
National or State Parks
Every park has its own merits, but the key idea is instill a love of nature in your child. Spending the day at a park lets your child discover the great outdoors. Try to find a park that has a visitor’s center with exhibits for children. Make sure to bring plenty of water and pack a picnic basket to enjoy lunch al fresco.
Enjoy a Farm
Autumn is prime harvest time at most farms, so you’ll have lots of options. You might choose a farm with animals, where your child can help feed babies. Many farms offer corn mazes, apple picking or pumpkin patches with hayrides through the fall, so make a day of it and explore farm life.
Enjoy a Local Zoo or Aquarium
If you’re not a fan of the heat, fall is the perfect time to enjoy a local zoo or other animal exhibit. This might be the time to go somewhere new to get out of your rut. You can spend more time outside, but you’ll still want to remember your sunscreen.
Take a Scenic Drive
Enjoy the changing colors of the season by driving through the countryside. Pack a picnic lunch and find a park along the way to stretch your legs and fill your belly. If your children are old enough, play eye spy in the car with them to find things along the drive.
Go to a Seasonal Festival
Look for local festivals that celebrate the season. Many communities have an Oktoberfest with children’s activities. Look for harvest celebrations or fall festivals that aren’t scary to young children.
Essential Diaper Bag Must Haves
Babies and toddlers need a lot of gear, even when you’re just away from home for the day. You’ll need all the diaper stuff that you normally need when you go to the store, but you’ll want to include a few extras for a day trip:
- Wellements organic multivitamin drops
- Baby sunscreen, even if it’s cloudy and overcast
- A floppy hat to keep the sun out of their eyes
- Extra bibs and clothes
- A bag for soiled clothing
- Hand sanitizer
- Disposable diaper wipes
Less Worrying & More Smiling
Wondering how to boost your child’s immunity? Encourage your child to eat healthily. Provide lots of fresh fruits and vegetables, lean protein and whole grains, based on your child’s age. Make sure your child gets enough sleep each night. Stick to your child’s routine as much as possible. Teach your little one to wash their hands after sneezing and coughing and after they use the bathroom. Try Wellements baby immune support as a supplement to your little one’s diet.