The Overnight

Staff Writer
Columbus Parent

More Travel Preparation Tips:

*Communication: For domestic travel, keep your cell phone on, but determine the roaming charges you will incur with it on at all times. For foreign travel, you might want to look into using pre-paid phone cards. Give your caregiver a detailed travel itinerary, noting specific times when you may be unable to be reached.

*Health and Other Home Emergencies: Type up and print your child's medical record, including previous illnesses, medications and allergies. Leave your insurance card. Provide directions for the nearest in-network hospital and urgent-care facility. If caregivers will be in your home, introduce them to a trusted neighbor.