Category Archives Traveling with Children

For some folks, travel is about pure relaxation – the chance to get away and do nothing. Of course, once these folks have kids, they realize there’s no such thing as a relaxing day at the beach. So here’s a potential alternative that can enable you to have fun, explore a new place and – most importantly, perhaps – keep…

As we all know, traveling can be nasty business; sometimes getting there can be half the fun, but getting there seems to cause more than half of the health issues. A significant number of travelers who go abroad for more than two weeks fall ill – an estimated 10 million travelers every year get “traveler’s diarrhea.” The trouble usually starts…

We love to travel, but we hate to fly. It seems like I’m having more and more conversations with people who detest the process of getting on a plane. And that – dealing with the inconvenience of flying – was a major theme this week in the travel media. There’s science behind people’s trepidation. A new study by Air Plus…

In a recent post, guest blogger Anthony Garcia suggested that graduate students should get out from behind the books to do some hands on research and enjoy a healthier learning experience. This is true for all stages of education and is a good reason to consider planning an educational holiday for your family.  When sitting in a classroom, it’s easy…

The Health Protection Agency (HPA) in Europe is urging parents to get their children vaccinated against measles before the heavy spring travel period begins. As The Telegraph reported this week, this warning is in response to the surprisingly high number of reported measles cases among children in Europe.  The center of the outbreak seems to be in France where so…

The Child Passenger Safety in the Air and in Automobiles forum was held last week in Washington.  Here members of the NTSB, the FAA and the Association of Flight Attendants all agreed that a young child is safer when buckled into a safety restraint on an airplane than when just held in a parent’s lap.  Despite this consensus, the FAA…

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has declared this week “Child Passenger Safety Week.”  The main goal of this event is to raise awareness of the importance of having the right safety seats for children who are passengers in cars. To this end, the NHTSA is promoting a National Seat Check on Saturday so parents and guardians can have…

A disturbing story from England hit the news this week.   A mother took her five month old boy to the beach where the powerful rays of the sun left him severely burned on over 40% of his body.  The fact that several people intervened to get the infant out of the sun and into care shows that most people recognize…

A British doctor, whose research linked autism to common vaccines, was stripped of his license to practice medicine earlier this week. Dr. Andrew Wakefield, whose reports in 1998 found an increased incidence of autism in children who received generic viagra online the measles, mumps and rubella vaccines, and whose study influenced millions of parents to forego vaccinations for their children,…

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