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Travel Tips for Families with Food Allergies
Traveling with kids can be difficult, and traveling with kids who have food allergies can seem almost impossible. We are here to tell you that you can have a relaxing vacation with your children so that they can have the time of their lives, without the extra added stress of what might happen if they eat something they are allergic to. Keep reading for our travel tips for families with food allergies so you can go enjoy that well-deserved getaway.
Plan Your Meals
One tip for traveling with family members who have severe food allergies is to plan out your meals. This is going to take a lot of research and late nights getting meals ready, but it’s worth it! If you’re going on a road trip, try to bring as much food with you as you can. When possible, check to see if there is a local grocery store at your destination (or along the way) for any last-minute or perishable items.
You can also spend some time before your trip checking out the menus of local restaurants and calling them to ask about ingredients used, or requesting a nutrition guide. This way, you will already know exactly what safe foods your child can order and you can rest assured that you’ll have a great trip ahead. Make sure to mention that you’ll write them a great Yelp review for going out of their way to do this for you — and hey, you get a night off of cooking!
Prep As Much As You Can
Preparation is the key to any successful family vacation, and this goes without saying that you should prep as much as possible when it comes to food allergies, as well. Along with planning meals and calling local restaurants, here are some other things you can prep before your big trip:
Call the hotel you’re staying at and request a microwave or fridge. If there is not one there, see if you can purchase one at a local Goodwill during your stay. If appropriate, stay in an Airbnb instead of a hotel so that you have a kitchen and can make homecooked meals. Pack a kit with medicine, doctor’s notes, hand wipes for surfaces, and an EpiPen. Keep it handy at the top of your bag in case you need it at a moment’s notice. Talk with your kids before the trip and remind them of their food allergies. Kids might be tempted to eat indulgently on vacation, so it is important to remind them of why they cannot to minimize any possible tantrums. Research local care in the area you are vacationing. Check to see where the hospitals or urgent care facilities are, directions, and how long it might take to get there in the scenario that you need them.
Invest In Quality Food Storage
One of the best tips for traveling with family members who have food allergies is to invest in quality food storage. While you’re on the go, it is important to your family’s health that the food does not go bad or spoil. We rounded up some of the best food containers that you can pack with you on your trip for stress-free snacks and mealtimes.
It’s called Aquaheat because all you need is water to activate! These specially designed stainless bottle/container and warming pods work together to produce optimal feeding temperature in minutes anytime, anywhere. Just add water to eco-friendly, biodegradable non-toxic heat packs to create the heat just when needed. This family-friendly solution allows you to instantly warm baby bottles and more while traveling, camping and keeping up with busy schedules. Enjoy cold and warm food and drinks anytime, anywhere!
Check out the Aquaheat Value Set for everything you’ll need on-the-go here: https://innobaby.com/aquaheat-value-set/
Packin' SMART Twistable 3 Tier Essentials - Liquid & Dry
These leak-proof stacking containers are a traveler’s dream! Perfect for holding formula and basically anything else that will fit inside, these are a must-have for every diaper bag, nursery, or home. Each container can be securely stacked together until ready to use with our leak-proof twisting design. The removable inner lid makes dispensing easy and spilling hard, thanks to our innovative funnel design. Each container holds approximately 1/2 cup of liquid or up to 5 scoops of powdered formula for a full 10 oz. bottle feeding. Packin' SMART twistable storage containers are dishwasher and freezer safe. The entire line is BPA-free, Phthalate-free, PVC-free, and Lead-free.
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Need we say more? Meal prep has never been easier! From baby purees, fruits, veggies, breastmilk, and more, you can prep ahead for all your family feeding needs. Our brand represents smart solutions for meal prep and includes space-saving easy-to-pop freezer trays, individual freezer-safe, and leakproof containers. Prepare healthy portions for your family or create your own fruit cups, parfaits, and other nutritious treats!
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Let Us Know!
Do you have any other tips on traveling with a family who has food allergies? Do you use any of these items? Let us know in the comments, or reach out to us on social media. Happy traveling!