Magazine article Geographical

Ten of the Best

Magazine article Geographical

Ten of the Best

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Having young children is difficult enough for many parents, and taking them abroad, far away from the comforts of home, can only add to the burden. Here are some items that will come in handy on the road, making trips to exotic lands enjoyable and safe for child and parent alike

Don't forget ...

... to carry a range of plastic bags, including those with ziplocks, to keep food-related items separate from the rest of the family luggage. They can also be used to stow soiled clothes and nappies until you are able to wash or dispose of them

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KAYAKING AROUND NEWFOUNDLAND

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(1) CHILD CARRIER FOR TREKS Macpac Vamoose 190 [pounds sterling]/3.3 KILOGRAMS

Equipped with an adjustable Explorer harness for the parent and a child seat that can be altered as your toddler grows. Includes a ten-litre zip-off daysack, a 25-litre base compartment, a sunshade and a rain cover. The hinged alloy frame folds fiat for easy transport

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(2) CHILD CARRIER FOR GENTLE AMBLES Littlelife Ultralight Convertible 70 [pounds sterling]/TWO KILOGRAMS

If compactness and flexibility for short walks is required, this is good for a child up to three years old. For parents who want to restrain their child, the 85 [pounds sterling] Bush Baby Lite boasts a canopy and storage space

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(3) SUN-PROTECTIVE SWIMWEAR Sposh all-in-one suit FROM 30 [pounds sterling]/WEIGHT DEPENDS ON DESIGN AND SIZE

When combined with a broad-brimmed sun hat, these UPF-S0-rated polycotton clothes help to reduce the amount of sunscreen kids need. Sunburned children have an increased risk of skin cancer in adulthood. A two-piece top and boardies combo is also available

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(4) CUP WITH SOFT SPOUT Philips Avent Magic Cup 4 [pounds sterling]/204 GRAMS

Whether it's thrown in the air, left on its side or shaken in excitement, this spill-proof cup is ideal for bumpy journeys. Perfect as a transition trainer cup, and a great backup if breast milk fails

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(5) SWISS ARMY KNIFE Wenger EvoGrip 14 25 [pounds sterling]/57 GRAMS

A penknife can be used for cutting fruit, as well as whittling walking sticks and swords. …

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