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Family Vacation Guide

Travel Tips

Babysitters On Vacation
Pain Free Packing Pointers
Games on the Move
The Car Ride
Hotel Suite Childproofing Tips
First Aid Kit and Local Emergency Phone Numbers
Hotel Safety Questions & Answers
While on Your Trip

Babysitters On Vacation

Visiting Angels provides caregivers for your children in your hotel suite while you enjoy all the fun and entertainment that Niagara's night life has to offer. To ensure your peace of mind, Visiting Angels provides you with the following safeguards:

  1. All caregivers undergo an extensive hiring process, including:
    • First Aid/C.P.R. Certification
    • Fully trained, bonded and insured staff
    • Police checked for a criminal record
    • Work and personal references
    • Appropriate qualifications
    • Training programs
  2. Caregivers can not smoke, or allow guests in the hotel suite.
  3. Caregivers are equipped with a First Aid Kit and Activity Kit which includes reading books, games, puzzles, song sheets, colouring books and crayons.

Additional Information:

Visiting Angels
Toll Free: 1-877-239-4397
Customer Service: 1-905-685-4242

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Packing Pointers

Unless your home has wheels, you can't bring everything with you. So here are some recommendations on what should be at the top of your list when traveling with children:

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Games on the Move

Bringing a deck of playing cards or crossword puzzles in the car may keep children occupied for much of the trip. Avoid board games or games with many little parts that will get lost in the car. If none of your children's games seem suitable for the vehicle, there are many games that can pass the time without making a mess of the car. Kids can make a game of spotting out of state license plates, or play "I spy with my little eye", or bingo. Remember that pastimes should be kept quiet enough so as not to distract the driver at any time.

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The Car Ride

By nature, children are excited to be going somewhere, and very anxious for that surprise to arrive. So keeping them occupied on the car ride may mean the difference between a good or bad start to your trip.

Try starting the drive very late at night so the children will sleep for the majority of the trip. If that won't work for you, be sure to bring books for them to read, and even headphones so they can listen to their own music on the ride. Coloring books and hand held video games are good ideas.

Planning your stops may also help the traveling go more smoothly, so use a map to find areas you and your family can stop every few hours to eat, relax, stretch and use the washroom. Be extra cautious when driving through crowded downtown areas that are packed with children and other tourists.

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Hotel Suite Childproofing Tips

By nature, children are extremely curious, think of your hotel suite as a smaller version of your home by taking the same safety measures. By keeping your hotel suite as safe as possible allows them to satisfy their curiosity and saves you from jumping every few minutes.

Never allow your child to leave the room or suite alone. A hotel is a very large place to a child and it is very easy to get lost. Make sure all doors to the room are secure so your child does not slip out while your attention is elsewhere. If your child is old enough to explore on their own, make sure they know the room number and that they are staying at the Embassy Suites By Hilton Niagara Falls - Fallsview Hotel.

Finally, remember that all hotels may not be equipped with the little comforts that make your child feel at home, so bring a night light or plush toy or blanket that your child is familiar with and will be comforting to them.

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First Aid Kit and Local Emergency Phone Numbers

First aid kits can be packed and brought along on your vacation; here are some things you may want to include:

Don't forget the following necessities if you are traveling by car:

Greater Niagara General Hospital    905-358-0171
Niagara Regional Police 905-688-4111 or dial 911
Fire Department 905-356-1321 or dial 911
Poison Information 1-800-268-9017
Canada Customs 905-354-4843
U.S. Customs 1-716-282-1500
Crime Stoppers 1-800-222-8477

It is also a good idea to carry a list of any medical conditions or allergies your children or any family member may have. This can help paramedics in case of emergency. Also include the name and phone number of your family doctor and the name of your Health Insurance provider as well as phone number and policy number.

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Hotel Safety Questions & Answers

Here are some safety features you may want to ask before booking a hotel suite.

Does the hotel suite:

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While on your trip

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