The babys wail pierced walls and eardrums at three in the morning, rousing travel writer Gary Krist and other victims in a French hotel. Groggy and grouchy, Krist realized theres one thing worse than hearing some one elses shrieking childhearing yours.
That predawn drama, vividly recounted in the November/December 1992 issue (available in our store), didnt deter Krist and his family from traveling together. He offered these and other tips for those following in his weary footsteps:
- A small plastic laundry basket has an astonishing number of usesincluding serving as an impromptu cribon road trips.
- Kid-friendly cruises can be a great alternative to cramped cars or unfriendly hotels.
- You may be able to rent car seats if you make arrangements in advance, but consider taking your own.
- Other parents are the best source of advice on equipment and other issues.
- Nursing or feeding an infant while the plane takes off and lands helps the childs ears adjust to the change in air pressure.
- Hit restaurants at off hours, when theyre not crowded.
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The babys wail