Talk amongst yourselves: Kid-safe NYC?
My family is traveling to New York for a week this summer with the first 3 days in New York City. We have a 4 1/2 year old and a 1 year old. I'm looking for tips and suggestions on safely traveling in the city with the kids. None of us have ever been there and thinking about getting around with the kids is already stressing me out. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks a lot.
I'm no Big Apple expert (I wish I could say I was...I love New York), but we took the kids to Paris and London last summer when they were 5 and 2. We used public transport exclusively (as I imagine you will too), and it was all about the handholding and sticking together. I put velcro ID bracelets around their wrists and and ID stickers in their shoes (other ID-eas here). When walking on the street, we kept well away from the curb (especially in the UK). Pretty basic stuff, really. I have a feeling that, once you get there and your eyes and ears adjust to the amazing level of stimulation there, you'll feel fine. In my experience traveling with the kids, anticipation is always a killer.