Our little traveler is now 5 months old. She has already participated in several of our trips, and we have already discovered 9 interesting benefits of traveling with a small child that we would never have thought of ;)
Here are some points on how you can use the Beaver on the go ;)
But before you read the points and put them into practice, make sure you have the necessary ingredients:
- Bean – the sweeter, the better (if you don’t have one, get to work :-P ).
- A large portion of humor.
- A pinch of patience.
- A bit of laid-back, no-fuss attitude.
Table of contents
1. you can dance where you want and when you want!
All you have to do is take the aforementioned Beaver in your arms and dance to a tune of your choice. It is also permissible to cheerfully move all the limbs and hips in figure eights in order to cheer up the Bean who is lying or sitting nearby.
Attention! You do not need to have completed a salsa course, and your moves do not have to impress P. Tyszkiewicz – you have to get a tenner from Bobas and that’s all that matters, and the fact that you have a lot of fun while doing it is another matter ;-)
As for the melody, you don’t have to adapt at all to the one that is currently flying in the speakers, it is important what is flying in your head.
2. you can sing too!
No matter how you falsify, singing or humming around Bobas is justified. Of course, it’s better in tandem, because every two votes is not one, and it’s even better to add to this point No. 1. Key Success Factor – Bobas’ Smile.
It doesn’t matter that you’re singing OneDirection, Britney or Maryla Rodowicz, if Bobas is laughing, then continue, if not, necessarily change the repertoire. Don’t you know the words? This is not an excuse! Bobas doesn’t know either, so Show must go on….
3. additional baggage for free
Can’t fit your staples? Short of hands to carry bags of purchased souvenirs or extra lenses? Do you have a Baby in a stroller? Take out the Beaver, get him in your arms or in a sling, and use the stroller to transport all sorts of goodness.
4. you get balloons, mascots, candy everywhere <yum!>
And what the heck, Bobas won’t even notice the balloon yet, let alone swallow anything. There’s a balloon, there’s fun :)
5 Lux toilets
You can use the toilets and rooms for parents with a child bypassing the queues. Take the Bean, preferably at the moment when it cries or when the Bean is in a state that first you feel it and then you see it, and use the special rooms without restraint.
And there – America! Space, a chair, soap in the dispenser and towel papers, simply luxury. Better than McDonald’s in the 90’s :) But don’t waste time admiring, because your Bobas is in need!
6. toys, toys, toys
You can finally spend a lot of time looking at toys and going into every toy store – well, after all, you already have to choose toys for Bobas that he will play with in 10 years. And until then, parents will test to make sure they definitely meet all safety standards.
So all the Disney stores, Hamleys, Lego, or whatever you can think of, stand before you. Beaver is useful – you become a more reliable customer, just remember to keep him safely restrained, because you will have to pay, on which Beaver will want to test the basic laws of physics (genius!).
7. not very obvious ;)
We discovered a fantastic feature of every stroller (except the umbrella). It doesn’t matter if it cost 100, 200, 500 or 3,000 zlotys. Whether it is made in Germany or China, we assure you that it will have something that will come in handy on every trip.
What’s more, it makes you, to outsiders, look like a concerned parent all the time, making happy faces at the Baby in the stroller, while you’re actually looking at… MAP!
Yes, the cart makes a fantastic, innovative, functional map holder. If you have a mapnik, then it’s a fairy tale in general, because you mount the mapnik (for example, a bicycle mapnik) on the handle, and if you do not have one, then the nacelle cover will quietly pass the test. Eureka, one hand free!
8. culturally only!
Well, now we will come out as uncultured slackers, but today we are honest to the point of pain. Well, but what to do when sometimes physiological needs take over? When is the proverbial fart or burp uncontrollable?
Who hasn’t had this happen in a public place? ;) And, after all, it is known that it is healthy despite the fact that it is considered uncultured and makes a person want to collapse underground.
Well, when you travel with the Bean it is also forgivable and understandable, because all it takes is a communicative glance between the parents and a burst of laughter, and you immediately know who is at fault ;)
9. priority queues
Just like in pregnancy, parents with a little Bean can count privileges in the queues. Not only in tourist attractions, but even in stores. Manna from heaven especially now, during the Christmas frenzy in shopping malls :)
And although the cash registers are specially marked, and we always politely ask if the Ladies and Gentlemen will let us in, we often see by the faces not very satisfied – but there are situations when we have no reluctance to use it. Because, as I wrote in the case of 7 Reasons to Travel While Pregnant, for some reason, someone came up with and introduced these facilities :)
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We are confident that with each of our trips we will discover new additional benefits and privileges, because after all, the creativity of parents knows no bounds :)
And what are your experiences traveling with little explorers?