Traveling Kids and New Foods:Tips on getting the kids to try new things

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  1. Kristi says:

    Health bank…perfect analogy! I agree with you 100%! Nothing about a vacation should be routine so as long as they are getting SOMETHING in their stomachs, all the better for everyone!

  2. chanelle says:

    GREAT post! We take it for granted that as adults trying new is something we love to do and it’s not always the same with children. I don’t personally have children but from spending a lot of time with me niece I know for sure that she is so fussy and will never try new foods, she often throws a tantrum when I try to introduce her to anything new. Thank you for the post, it was very educational, I will send this link to my brother. I also really liked that you cleared the myth around travelers diarrhea.

    • NatalieTanner says:

      There is a lot to consider when taking the kids. πŸ™‚ Thanks for stopping by!

    • NatalieTanner says:

      Glad to help. It is hard to travel with the kids and I think that taking a deep breath and remembering that every single moment is new to them helps us all relax. Just the getting there part – airplanes, trains, etc. is so new…it is OK to have french fries and bread only. πŸ™‚ Aunts play a BIG role in the lives of littles. She will look up to you and one day will try anything you want her to because you will be SOO cool. πŸ˜‰ Thanks so much for stopping by!

  3. food is just the best thing ever. I could eat all day long πŸ˜€

  4. Some really important points. I have two small kids and food has always been a matter of concern when travelling. Like you said we let them eat what they comfortable with but also encourage them to try new things. Thanks

    • NatalieTanner says:

      Yes, the combination of a little new but with some comfort (and enough to make sure you have a full tummy)is the magic sweet spot! Parents always walk that tight rope. Kudos to you for traveling with your little ones and showing them the world! You are raising global citizens and creating family memories.

  5. Great post I really like how you explaind it with putting money in the bank and then make a withdraw really good post

    • NatalieTanner says:

      Thanks! The kids really get an understanding of money and using language in different ways when you use idioms and euphemisms. πŸ™‚

  6. I do not have a child yet but I have traveled with my nephews. My oldest nephew likes to eat at fast-food chains only. He will not try to eat anything local. My youngest nephew got an upset tummy when my sister fed him with noodles in HongKong. It would be better to do some research about the restaurants too when you travel.

    • NatalieTanner says:

      Yes and sometimes it is not worth the fight. We encourage, but don’t require trying the new stuff. There is nothing wrong with ordinary food you are used to! Traveling really shows the world to keeps but you don’t have to do it all at once!

  7. Abigail says:

    This is a legitimate concern – thanks for bringing up this topic. Most of us are adventurous enough to try new food but for kids, it is important to be extra careful.

  8. leahshoup says:

    This is such a great guide! You thought of seriously everything. I don’t have children, but hope to one day and to travel with them. Will definitely take your tips into account.

  9. Neha Verma says:

    Food is one of the biggest challenges when traveling with a kid. Your points are very thoughtful and helping. I have a trip to Europe next and I have already started thinking what all my little one can have there

  10. Kreete says:

    I was almost going to say, wow who feeds their kids just pizza, pasta and bread! But then I read your explenation which is fair enough, but I think once I have my own children, I’d rather give them proper food instead of vitamins and a non healthy meal maybe once a day when on holidays and once a week when back home. This is how I manage to stay healthy while allowing some naughty food and I think I would like my children to do the same.

  11. These are great tips for traveling with kids! I will pin this on my Kid Travels Pinterest board!

    • NatalieTanner says:

      Thanks! You can NEVER be too prepared when you travel with the kids! I’ll check out your pinterest board because I’m always on the lookout for new ideas. Keeping the kids occupied and engaged keeps everyone happy! πŸ™‚

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