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The Survival Guide To Easy Traveling With Your Toddler
13 Jun 2017IDEASBY SweetEscape

Moms, we feel you. The constant battle of wanting to take your little one to explore the world and the hassle of traveling with kids can be endless. But if you just know the right tips and lifehacks to traveling with your toddler, you will definitely want to travel more with your little darlings. Without further ado, here is our 10 best tips aka the survival guide to easy traveling with your toddler:

1. Perfect Planning

They say “ if you fail to plan, you plan to fail” - and this couldn’t be any truer for when you’re traveling with kids. It helps to be diligent with your research, from the places you’ll be going, types of outfit your toddler will be wearing, to even the most unlikely scenario that might happen during your traveling.

We recommend you get planning at least a week before flying and get your agenda and pens ready. There is going to be a lot of scribbling and making notes involved.

2. Smart Packing

There won’t be any lack of source to find the smart way to pack these days. Just browse any youtube videos for the most efficient ways to pack and make sure that you use durable luggage to store all the important things for you and the little buddy.

3. Be Flight Ready

Plan for the flights that work best for your toddler. For example : if it’s an early flight, just carry your dear one while she is sleeping without the need to wake her up. You can also plan for afternoon flight where it coincides with her naptime. This way, the flight won’t be too taxing to your kid’s normal routine.

4. Stroller Savvy

Plan to take the stroller? This seat on the wheels can be the perfect lifesaver when your toddler refuses to walk and too heavy to carry. However, not all cities are stroller friendly so it’s best to do your research well or you’ll end up with your hands full. For the cities that are not going to welcome stroller, ditch it and switch to your favorite sling or carrier instead.

5. Snacks & Drinks On The Go

Grumpy kids need their snacks and drinks. It’s important to keep their hydration level on check while keeping them happy with little treats. You might want to be selective though with your snacks, because high sugar content can pump their energy and bring them to a lousy mood after! Stick with low-sugar and healthy snacks on the go.

6. Kid-Friendly Attractions

Introducing your kids on museums, zoos, theme parks and the likes is a great idea for a fun holiday. However, do consider the burden of being in crowded places or going through rush hour to get to your attraction spot. Arrange so that they can still visit these fancy places in the quiet hour and you’ll be sure to have more fun together.

7. Keep Them Busy

Pack travel-friendly busy books, small toys, or install new games in your smartphone just to make sure they have the right distraction when boredom attacks.

8. Emergency Pouch

Put your mind at ease by putting aside an emergency pouch for the familiar remedy your kid may just need during the holiday. From the fever reliever, gel for insect bites, bandages for cuts to his favorite vaporub, put it in a waterproof bag and at the easiest to reach position in your luggage or bag .

9. Keep Mama Happy

A happy momma makes a happy toddler. Pay attention to your own well being by keeping positive and enjoy the holiday too.

10. Teamwork

Teamwork makes the dream work. Involve daddy or other family member in creating an enjoyable holiday for all. Brief your hubby before going that he’s going to be an active parent in caring for your little one.


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Kelly Misa in the City: Who Says Living in the Metro Has to be Stressful?
13 Sep 2019STORIESBY SweetEscape

You might associate ‘fun’ and ‘relax’ with beach resorts or mountain villas, but being in the heart of the city has its perks and doesn’t always have to be a hassle. We had the pleasure of shooting with model, television host, beauty columnist, lifestyle blogger, and mum Kelly Misa recently and caught up a bit on the beauty of city living.

1. What do you love about living in the city?

by Mark for SweetEscape in Makati

I love being central to my work and to my family and friends. It is really convenient given I don’t need to travel far to get to my destination. Also, all the best groceries and markets are in the city (my priorities because I’m a mom) and it’s just more accessible to live within Metro Manila.

2. What are some of your favorite restaurants and bars?

by Mark for SweetEscape in Makati
by Mark for SweetEscape in Makati

Being a mom to a toddler who just recently started school, I rarely go out. But as a family, we love eating out and trying new restaurants. One restaurant I recently tried and loved is Pablo Bistro in Salcedo Village. They serve the most amazing goat cheese salad as well as grilled octopus! Amazing! And just next door is Cartel Deli where you can find excellent coffee.

3. How do you spend your weekends?

by Polina for SweetEscape in Los Angeles
by Polina for SweetEscape in Los Angeles

My weekends are spent with family. Most times we spend our time together at home but once in awhile we go out and try a new restaurant, check in a hotel to go on a staycation or drive out of town to Tagaytay or to the beach in Batangas.

4. Where do you usually go to work out, detox or destress?

I go to One Life Studio in Alabang for one on one Pilates sessions. This has really helped me stretch out my muscles, strengthen my core, and fix my posture.

by Mark for SweetEscape in Makati

5. What's in a city girl's makeup kit?

A warm shimmery blush! I love Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Color blush in Terrarose, and a pinkish nude lippie, MAC Velvet Teddy. Usually that’s all I wear everyday.

6. How was your experience booking SweetEscape in the city?

by Mark for SweetEscape in Makati

SweetEscape has been an absolute joy… I have captured so many amazing photos from my travels all over the world thanks to this photography app and I really can’t ask for anything more. The photographers are always kind and accommodating, and so patient with my son to get that perfect family photo.