Traveling to NYFW with your toddler shouldn’t be stressful but exciting. Allow me to give you tips to make your experience go smoothly. Remember, our children don’t stop us from executing. I know it won’t be easy, but with PATIENCE and PLANNING this will be an amazing and fashionable time with your toddler.`
What To Bring:
1.Travel bag: When traveling with a toddler, less is best. You want a bag that has compartments and is lightweight and durable. August has a smart travel diaper bag that you can connect your mobile devices or even a USB bottle warmer too.
2.A stroller and car seat are a must. I suggest the Doona stroller – car seat combo. It’s lightweight, sleek and folds easily.
3.Comfortable sneakers: New York City has a lot of territories to cover. You need a sneaker that can be worn for comfort and paired with your look for the day. It’s only right you go with Nike Classic Cortez.
4.Snacks & Sippy cup: These 2 items will be your best friend, and you can’t go wrong with plenty of options. My daughter is a vegan, so her selection would consist of veggie – fruit pouches, pistachios, cucumber slices, fruit, and Oreos.
5.Cash: You will have those moments where you have to purchase from the street merchants and not go into a store. Having cash will allow you to maneuver easily.
6.Patience: New York can be a headache traveling alone due to the abundance of and people and traffic. But you can’t let that stop you. Take a deep breath and remember why you came.
7.Photo ready clothing: Paparazzi will be everywhere, so make sure you and you’re little one are fashionable and ready to be captured.
8.Bring a helper- If you can bring someone that’s never experienced New York and doesn’t mind sightseeing while you handle business and etc. This will be super helpful to you.
Things to know:
1.Location is key: Find a hotel or air bnb that’s in the proximity of your events, meetings, and shows. If you’re staying at a hotel, look for one that is kid-friendly and accommodates families that travel.
2.Bodega: When you’re looking for a hotel. Check to see if it’s close to a bodega, because anything can transpire and having a place to purchase last-minute items is important.
3.Time Management: When you make the decision to take this trip to the big apple. Begin your planning, this will help you schedule properly and execute all tasks. More importantly, you will have an understanding of the distance between meetings, shows and etc.
4.Car Services: Before choosing a car service. Be sure to use rideshare so you can compare prices.
5.Kid entertainment: When booking your hotel or air bnb, try to find options that will allow your little one to burn off energy and run wild. Make sure you allow time for their fun as well.
6.Shows/events: Before attending, be sure to research kid-friendly shows and events. Sign up a head of time. Don’t wait until you arrive in New York City!
I hope these tips are helpful! If you’re prepared and keep in mind who your travel buddy is you will be fine! Be sure to allocate time for your little one to have fun and expressive. And you wont have any PROBLEMS!!!