Everyone grows from the experience even if it seems disastrous. Remember to give your little one grace and space. While traveling they are completely out of their element. It’s your job to help them manage the new and unknown.
Remember to also give yourself grace as you navigate all the new and unexpected things that pop up along the way. It doesn’t matter how much you pack, give yourself pep talks, or otherwise prepare, there will inevitably be something or a few somethings that come along to disrupt how you think things are going to go.
Manage your expectations ahead of time. Routines and normal ways of doing things will be out the window. If you go into your trip knowing that things won’t work the way they normally do then you’ll feel better about it and more easily go with the flow during the trip.
Most importantly make sure you look for those moments that you’d never get to experience had you stayed home. Those are what make it all worth it.