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Top Tips for Traveling with Kids

Ahhh vacation... a time to relax and unwind. Traveling with kids you say? Never mind! Flying with small children can be a real headache between the early morning flights, missed naps, and anxiety over what fellow passengers will think if your child starts to get fussy.

Top Tips for Traveling with Kids

Ahhh vacation... a time to relax and unwind. Traveling with kids you say? Never mind! Flying with small children can be a real headache between the early morning flights, missed naps, and anxiety over what fellow passengers will think if your child starts to get fussy.

Don't worry, we've got you covered! Here are some of the top tips for making your flight with kids or infants a breeze, even on long-haul international flights.

DO: Stock up on new toys. Children tend to get tired of toys very quickly, that's why it's important to have an arsenal of new toys at your disposal while flying. They don't have to be expensive, a slinkly, some putty, even feathers. Try to get toys with different textures to keep small children entertained and switch up toys often so that they don't lose interest.

DON'T: Lose your cool when baby/child starts to cry. It's almost inevitable that your kid is going to start to acting up, especially on longer flights. As the saying goes: keep calm and carry on. Children can smell your anxiety and it could make them act up even more. Stay calm, take a deep breath and don't worry too much about what other passengers thing, chances are they've been in your shoes before. 

DO: Bring on the bribes. Yes we want to teach our children manners and respect but now is not the time to launch into a lecture. If your little one is acting up make sure to have plenty of treats and bottles on hand to quiet them down. Your fellow passengers will thank you and so will your child! 

DON'T: Let mean comments get to your head. Some of your fellow passengers may have never traveled with children, or even have their own children. They make make comments such as "keep it down!" or "next time you travel take better care of your kids!". Don't sweat it. These people don't know what they are talking about and don't understand that when traveling with kids the struggle is real. Take a deep breath and laugh it off. Don't fire back any comments of your own, just give them a smirk and you will come out looking like the better person.

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