Traveling with Bossy Kids #culturellekids

by Notorious Spinks on 08.31.2012

Goo is bossy, already.  She knows what she wants and how she wants it.  The only good thing is that she will at least compromise, sometimes.   With me knowing how specific she is, I listen to her because she will correct me.  For instance, she informed me that she wanted to go to the beach.  Yes the beach, at three!  When I was three, I was…being three.  But not her!

Goo with her Kool-Aid smile

Once we decided that the beach was a go, I started our planning.  When it comes to travel I have to plan every part of the trip.  In this instance,  I knew I would be traveling with a bossy kid.  My goal was to make sure she was as comfortable as possible.  Besides, auntie’s baby is spoiled and I’m glad to meet her demands.  Once we decided that Biloxi would be our destination, then the important stuff came.  Here are some of the items I knew we couldn’t leave home without:

Portable DVD – Goo loves her cartoons.  She loves Doc McStuffins, Dora and Diego.  All of these must be on hand at all times.

Cooler – Me and my girl love to eat.  Her favorite snack is grapes.  She must have grapes with everything.   I mean everything from eggs to hotdogs.  We make sure we have enough to last the duration of the trip and ice to keep everything cool.

Extra clothes & shoes – You never know when an accident will happen.  It is better to be prepared and not have to dig through other luggage to get to clothes or use hotel laundry services.  Those services can be expensive.

Hand-held Travel bag – The travel bag includes hand sanitizer and wipes, allergy meds, air freshener, antibacterial spray, potty covers, books, paper, pens, crayons and first-aid kit.

Culturelle Kids – When traveling to other regions it’s easy to catch bugs from that area.  It can come from a simple change in the foods eaten while traveling.  Culturelle Kids help keep the good bacteria in the system and keeps the digestive tract working properly.   This comes in powder and chewables and is pediatrician approved.  Goo prefers the chewables.

Culturelle Kids Powder Packets

Besides why travel with the kids and not get a chance to enjoy it.   I love that Culturelle Kids help keep my Goo up and going.  Her safety and health are my first priorities.  The trip was fun and Goo got her trip to the beach.

*This post is brought to you by Culturelle Kids but all opinions are my own.  Please read and follow instructions prior to using this product for best result.

Parents how do you prepare for a trip?  Any precautions you take before leaving?

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Lisa January 7, 2013 at 12:41 am

Sounds like a great list.

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A Time Out for Mommy- Elaina September 16, 2012 at 9:38 pm

These are perfect for back to school season!

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Louise September 15, 2012 at 10:14 pm

We pack up backpacks

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Toni September 12, 2012 at 7:31 am

I take dvd’s and fun backpacks filled with their favorite toys/books.

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Marcie W. September 10, 2012 at 3:10 pm

I like to pack mini “travel bags” for each of my kids with fun items inside to keep them busy during road trips. I am also a portable DVD player fan!

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Louise September 10, 2012 at 2:32 pm

I always regret it when I don’t take extra clothes with me

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Shell Fruscione September 10, 2012 at 1:55 am

My little dude is the same way- he has to have all that stuff to be comfortable!

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Tricia Nightowlmama September 10, 2012 at 1:35 am

thanks for sharing your thoughts

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Kathy September 9, 2012 at 9:01 pm

Great tips!

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Anne September 9, 2012 at 8:58 pm

It is no fun to travel with kids that aren’t feeling well!

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Kiersten @ Oh My Veggies September 9, 2012 at 6:31 pm

She is so cute! I’m pretty difficult to travel with myself, or so says my husband. Maybe I need a DVD player and Culturelle too! ;)

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HilLesha September 9, 2012 at 6:00 pm

She is adorable! My son is a bit bossy, too. :)

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Tammy September 9, 2012 at 7:17 am

I should have bought some last week. Now that the kids are back in school, they are being exposed to germs. My daughter has her first cold of the school season.

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Kathleen September 8, 2012 at 8:16 pm

We’ve never tried this, but maybe we need to. I am all for keeping the boys healthy, happy and not bossy.

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Jennifer H September 8, 2012 at 2:37 pm

CK it working great on my boys!

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nicole @nicky_olea September 6, 2012 at 12:52 pm

Great post and so helpful!

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Crystal @ Simply Being Mommy September 5, 2012 at 7:50 pm

Some times my little guy has troubles. I need to look in to this.

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Donna September 4, 2012 at 9:42 pm

I’m so lucky that my son is wonderful to travel with. *knocks wood* He talks to me, tells me stories, and reads a lot… especially on longer trips. He never whines, or even asks “Are we there, yet?” :)

I’ll check out Culturelle Kids!

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Jennifer Q September 4, 2012 at 9:26 pm

It is so important to keep the little ones feeling their best when you are out and about!

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natasha September 4, 2012 at 8:55 pm

I need to give this a try …my son eats bananas and the stop him up…then I give him apples and it works to well then more bananas this might be the way to go instead

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Kelly September 4, 2012 at 8:18 pm

I’m ashamed to admit I’ve let the Little watch Elmo on my ipod when he goes crazy while traveling.

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Jenn September 4, 2012 at 10:24 am

The DVD player has saved our sanity. Wish we’d gotten it sooner! I’ll keep Culterelle in mind for when Sweet T is older. Nothing like a stomach bug to ruin a trip!

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Anne - Mommy Has to Work September 3, 2012 at 12:21 pm

Great tips! You have everything you need!

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Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell September 3, 2012 at 12:02 pm

You sure have every circumstance accounted for. It’s very true that tummies can get upset easily when traveling, so you’re smart to bring that along!

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Emily @FamilyNLifeLV September 2, 2012 at 10:59 pm

So true! Probiotics help keep vacations happy!

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Kelly @ Texas Type A Mom September 2, 2012 at 9:10 pm

Great tips! We’re getting ready to travel soon and an iPad and snacks are a must have for us!

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Christa September 2, 2012 at 8:31 pm

We JUST bought a DVD player for our 9 hour trip we’re about to take!

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Tammy September 2, 2012 at 7:38 pm

I’m sure she had a lot of fun.

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Maggie September 2, 2012 at 6:42 pm

Great tips – I’m taking notes!

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Leilani September 2, 2012 at 6:39 pm

No matter how much I prepare for a trip, I always end up forgetting something. Always.

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Dee @ Cocktails with Mom September 2, 2012 at 2:19 pm

Kids come out of the wound bossy parents around these days lol. By the time they are 3 like in this case, they have their skill mastered. I just bet she is adorable!

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Jennifer September 2, 2012 at 8:59 am

DVD player, Ipads, and all that is DEFINITELY a must on long trips!

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A Time Out for Mommy- Elaina September 2, 2012 at 8:36 am

Love Culturelle products!

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Lolo September 2, 2012 at 2:16 am

Portable DVD and iphone’s are a must!

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Ty @ Mama of 3 Munchkins September 1, 2012 at 10:58 pm

Awww, she is so cute!

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Crystal September 1, 2012 at 10:55 pm

I have some bossy kids, too. I don’t think we’d be able to make anywhere without a portable DVD player to keep them occupied. And quiet, heh.

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Meghan @JaMonkey September 1, 2012 at 10:24 pm

Ugh, I have the bossiest kid! Great tips

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Rachel @ Following In My Shoes September 1, 2012 at 10:06 pm

The portable DVD player is SO helpful on trips with kids!

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MomStart (Ashley) September 1, 2012 at 9:46 pm

I’ve heard good things about Culturelle.

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Debi@ The Spring Mount 6 Pack September 1, 2012 at 8:41 pm

Traveling with kids is tough, but being prepared really helps.

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Amy September 1, 2012 at 7:28 pm

Great tips! Culturelle is a life-saver

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Sheri September 1, 2012 at 2:34 pm

I always overpack and over prepare. I would hate to be away and need something that we don’t have. BTW…I called my oldest “Goo” until he wouldn’t let me anymore, lol.

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Stefani September 1, 2012 at 12:52 pm

I always bring lots of stuff to keep the kids entertained in the car!

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debra September 1, 2012 at 4:53 am

It’s great to have Culturelle for the whole family. I really love it.

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Stefanie August 31, 2012 at 11:01 pm

She’s so cute! Culturelle is great stuff.

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Billie August 31, 2012 at 10:11 pm

I always remember car games and snacks to fend off the boredom monster.

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Theresa August 31, 2012 at 10:11 pm

She is adorable! Awesome tips.

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April Decheine August 31, 2012 at 5:04 pm

great tips, when I traveled with my kids we had none of the electronics and such as we do now. But you have some great tips.

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Colleen August 31, 2012 at 1:14 pm

I would love to get my daughter to start taking these.

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monique August 31, 2012 at 9:41 am

My youngest already had strep – by the 3rd day of school. I forgot about Culturelle. Maybe it could’ve helped with the germies! Ugh!

When we travel the girls help pack the suitcase and we try to take snacks, portable entertainment (DVD player, kindle, etc), and books to read.

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Jenn August 31, 2012 at 5:19 am

LOL That is funny that she likes to eat grapes with her dog dogs and eggs!

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Notorious Spinks September 1, 2012 at 9:49 pm

She is serious about those grapes honey!

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