Travelling with toddlers- ordeals of night bus travel.Those with infants and very small children below the age of three would do well to not travel long distances by buses. A friend of mine narrated a horrible experience of a mutual friend recently. With a nineteen months old child, this friend had chosen a night bus to travel. The child was not able to bear the rather severe cold. It had rained on the way and the bus was jam-packed. Furthermore, the Government bus, on the way to Madurai from Vellore, broke down. The place was pitch dark and the conductor was not able to send the passengers by another bus on the route. The alternate bus took a full 45 minutes to arrive. The next day, the child had to be admitted in a hospital for infection and high fever.
Don't you feel an alternate mode of transport would have been better? What other points do you think should be taken care of while travelling with a toddler?