Be prepared for food, water, weather and biting bugs that may not agree with your little ones, writes Alexia Santamaria.

One of the biggest challenges when travelling is keeping the younger members of our families healthy. Different foods and bugs, changes in weather and local water supplies can all play havoc with their little systems. While some illnesses and injuries are inevitable, there's a certain amount you can do to minimise ill health when in challenging overseas environments.

Marc Shaw is a travel doctor from Worldwise in Auckland. He says it's really important to think about kids' health before you