Useful Suggestions for Traveling for Umrah with Children

Traveling with children to a hot country necessitates careful planning and consideration. When you add in the desire to make the most of a journey, it necessitates even more thought and organization.

Below we have compiled a small article of some of our favorite points to use when Travelling with children.

The best approach for your trip would be to stay near the mosques and take turns visiting them for prayer. This is so that everyone benefits without the kids becoming too restless or upset.

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The following are some tips you should follow:

01 Prepare kids beforehand:

Begin planning for the Umrah as soon as you know you’ll be traveling, and set goals for yourself. We suggest reading children’s pilgrimage literature and role-playing the Umrah rites with the kids. It’s also a good idea to write the important duas in large fonts so that they’re simpler to read and practice with the children.

02 Take into account your previous travel experiences:

How well do your children tolerate heat? How do they cope with waiting at airports? It is handy to plan the different ways you will help the kids cope with waiting periods. Pack a small bag of manipulative toys which are not bulky and can be used or manipulated in many forms of play. Examples of such playthings are coloring books, story books, small toys like cars or balls or plastic animals.

03 Think about your travel phobias:

What is it that most frustrates or disturbs you? Prepare and plan accordingly. It is well worth the parents’ honesty and support when it comes to any travel concerns. Make sure you and your spouse are well aware of each other’s and the kid’s anxieties before you travel.

04 Consider your spiritual objectives:

Every day, review your spiritual goals and have a great time! To stay focused on your vacation, set extremely specific goals for yourself. It’s critical that these be appropriate for the amount of time you have and the number of dependents you have. We recommend that you set five basic goals for your ten days in the Holy Cities and keep track of them in a little journal.

05 Don’t pack strollers or buggies:

What is it that most frustrates or disturbs you? Prepare and plan accordingly. It is well worth the parents’ honesty and support when it comes to any travel concerns. Make sure you and your spouse are well aware of each other’s and the kid’s anxieties before you travel.

06 Think ahead:

Every day, review your spiritual goals and have a great time! To stay focused on your vacation, set extremely specific goals for yourself. It’s critical that these be appropriate for the amount of time you have and the number of dependents you have. We recommend that you set five basic goals for your ten days in the Holy Cities and keep track of them in a little journal.

07 Orientation:

Find out where the nearest grocery stores and pharmacies are once you’ve checked into your hotel. The women’s parts of Masjid Nabi are a long walk from most hotels, and because the large shade umbrellas with fans aren’t always open, the heat may be exhausting from just walking around. Obviously, specific endurance level is determined on an individual basis. To avoid waiting in the heat, always refill water bottles, leave enough of time to travel to the women’s area, and prepare an agreed-upon meeting spot for after the salah to meet with your husband/mahram.

08 Have Extra Time?

If you have some spare time, learn a few basic Arabic phrases that you can use in situations like asking directions to a chemist, wheelchair, or wudu area, or communicating with security at mosque entrances if your children are sick and need to be let in to cool off during busy times when entry is restricted if the rows are full.

09 Packing:

Pack the essentials for your entire trip, but keep in mind what you might want to bring specifically for your time in Makkah and Medina. This is not an exhaustive list, but some items to consider include:

 

  • Children’s wrist straps can be attached to the child’s wrist or, if the wrist strap material is too coarse, to their trouser belt.
  • Identification badges featuring the child’s name, the hotel’s name, and a phone number (you can get these from any stationary shop to either pin on or wear around the neck).
  • Hats for the sun. Sunscreen is essential. To avoid rashes with a new product in another country, use a familiar brand of nappies/pull ups/wipes for little children.

 

  • Vaseline for boys and men to use between their legs during ihram (because they are not allowed to wear underwear!).
  • Fruit polo sweets for a bit of energy or to deflect a tantrum (for example, right before prayer!). Any candy or energy bars that won’t melt or become sticky in the heat!
  • ‘Emergency snacks,’ such as bread rolls, individually packed croissants, and Tortilla wraps, should last at least the first day. These are useful to include in your daily travel luggage in case you get stranded outside at busy periods, especially while getting orientated.
  • Any medications you take on a regular basis, such as inhalers or Calpol sachets.

10 Have a blessed Umrah:

In the end, we hope this blog helped you a little in understanding the fatigues you may face when doing Umrah with children and how to avoid them.

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