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Beccaberry
06-08-2010, 02:39 PM
Two weeks from today :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

This year, I've agreed to let Baleigh invite her friend Kaela to travel with us. We love her, she's like my second daughter.

My question is, what do I need to remember when traveling with someone else's child? Any tips, advice, warnings?

It's been such a smooth process so far that I feel like something is bound to go wrong at any moment! So any proactive advice would be greatly appreciated!

Dawn
06-08-2010, 02:51 PM
Written permission from her parent/guardian to give you permission to seek medical treatment for her in an emergency?

ukwdwnut
06-08-2010, 02:52 PM
you might need a letter from the girls parent becca saying shes allowed to travel with you if your flying....heard that immigration have enquired about things like that, it didnt even occur to me when we took my nephew, luckily all was ok :)

Shellyamc
06-08-2010, 03:13 PM
My first thought was the medical issue. Do they have some kind of temp. health proxy? That might be something to think about.

Maybe she could take her parent's credit card (that you could hang on to), in case of some sort of emergency? That might be awkward if they didn't offer it. :unsure:

Small things maybe like how often do her parent's want her to keep in touch? Maybe you might want to make sure she calls each day? Are there rules as to what she can do, watch, ride? You don't want to get in trouble when the pictures come out ;)

ukwdwnut
06-08-2010, 03:46 PM
you could never use anyone elses credit card, if they caught you you would end up in jail lol

uscwest
06-08-2010, 05:48 PM
As long as she had a certified letter from the owner stating the specific person that could use the CC she would be OK Mick.

Dawn
06-08-2010, 06:20 PM
And as she's flying internally they won't need to go through immigration either.

Tink
07-08-2010, 02:00 PM
An understanding of who is paying for what, but you'll have covered that already.

Any special "meds" for any reason (if she gets a headache or upset stomach from the sun, what does she usually take for those minor complaints)?

Will it be ok for them to go off together alone? In the same park as you? To a different park? To the pool? They'll want some time together alone just because, eh? :D

Beccaberry
07-08-2010, 04:47 PM
You guys are ALL brilliant. These suggestions are *just* what I was looking for. THANK YOU!!! :hug2:

foreverducky
07-08-2010, 07:32 PM
The medical letter is a must.

What a cool mom you are!

Tink
07-08-2010, 10:45 PM
Absolutely. Also, allergy info... is she allergic to ANYTHING, or does she react to ANYTHING??? That sort of thing...

Yep. Coolness thy name is Becca...