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    Default Travelling with toddlers

    Has anyone travelled to Europe with 2 toddlers?

    We have an opportunity to go over to Europe in October with an almost 3yr old and an 18m old.

    We would be visiting the UK, Italy and going on a cruise around the Greek islands for 7 days. We would be away for 3 weeks in total.

    I’d have plenty of family support as it would be my husband, Mum, Dad, brother (13yo), sister (11yo) and Nanna travelling

    I would absolutely love to go but I’m not sure if I’m being unrealistic dragging such young kids on what will be an action packed holiday.

    Any tips and or advice would be helpful!

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    Well, i dont have have any experience, tips or advice im sorry but my gut feeling says go for it. I think youd regret not going more than you'd regret going. It sounds like awesome fun and like a lovely family holiday. Lots of people take young kids on long haul flights. It might be crazy times but just being a mum to a 3 year old and 18 months old is crazy times anyway hey? Sounds like a wonderful holiday to go on.

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    We’ve done some absolutely packed holidays in the US with DS at those ages and it was totally fine! Go for it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gorgeousgeorge View Post
    Well, i dont have have any experience, tips or advice im sorry but my gut feeling says go for it. I think youd regret not going more than you'd regret going. It sounds like awesome fun and like a lovely family holiday. Lots of people take young kids on long haul flights. It might be crazy times but just being a mum to a 3 year old and 18 months old is crazy times anyway hey? Sounds like a wonderful holiday to go on.
    I agree with this, we’ve not done anything that big with DD but on smaller trips she’s been ok.

    I found she just needed the odd day where she could just chill out “at home”. So maybe factor in those days/half days between you.

    A travel pram is essential I think, we have the babyzen yo-yo and it’s so little you can carry it onto the plane so we put DD in it to walk through the international airports. Maybe you could get one of those ride on suitcases for your 3yo.

    I think the plane travel should go ok with so many helpers. It can be overwhelming when there is nobody to help. It means you can eat, nap or even just pop to the toilet.

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    Those ride on suitcases for kids (eg Trunki) are very cute, but pretty much useless. We had one. The wheels did not run well. It didn't fit that much in. It was heavy - especially when carrying DS too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JustJaq View Post
    Those ride on suitcases for kids (eg Trunki) are very cute, but pretty much useless. We had one. The wheels did not run well. It didn't fit that much in. It was heavy - especially when carrying DS too!
    Good to know. I just assumed they were given how many I see. You’ve saved me from buying one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mum-I-Am View Post
    Good to know. I just assumed they were given how many I see. You’ve saved me from buying one.
    They are super cute though... glad we got ours secondhand! We won't be taking it anywhere again. DS likes playing with it at home though, so not a complete loss! Lol. But no, i wouldn't recommend them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JustJaq View Post
    They are super cute though... glad we got ours secondhand! We won't be taking it anywhere again. DS likes playing with it at home though, so not a complete loss! Lol. But no, i wouldn't recommend them.
    I got DD one for $4. Sometimes op shops just don’t know the value of things

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    Quote Originally Posted by babybeeno1 View Post
    I got DD one for $4. Sometimes op shops just don’t know the value of things
    Yup. I picked one up for $5 for DD and she drags it around the house. Would never actually take it on holiday. I just put all of DD’s stuff in my bag. Maybe when she’s older she can take her own bag but at this age I’d have to carry it half the time and stuff carrying two bags and a 20 kg toddler.

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    Do it. You'll have an amazing time.
    We just got back from the USA where we did a month long action packed trip with a 3yo and a 10 month old.
    everyone said we were crazy, but we had the BEST TIME EVER! And are planning another trip back next year.
    We took our eldest when she was 19 months old to the USA so we had some idea what to expect, it was actually easier the smaller they are. As they get bigger, they are more demanding LOL

    With the two we got a City Mini Double and it was amazing, we also have a Baby Jogger City Tour which we love for travel as it folds into a backpack and can fit on the plane in the overhead bin, so when you get off you can pop the kid into it and off you go.
    We are getting rid of the double and getting another city tour for our next trip, so we will push one kid each when in the theme parks.
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