Flying Kids

Recently my husband and I took our first trip flying with children. Which for anyone who has ever done it is like trying to herd cats. So….. what did I learn from this wonderful experience?

Under One-years-old

  1. A baby carrier is a must for little ones. We have an 8-month-old and trying to maneuver a stroller around the airport would just be a pain and one more thing that you must keep track of.
  2. Having your diaper bag within arm’s reach always is essential. We were stuck on the tarmac for a while and had put the diaper bag above the seat. To say the least she was a little unbearable for a while.
  3. Do not put baby to sleep in a carrier before takeoff. They make you take baby out of the carrier during takeoff. Which for my daughter just makes things worse.
  4. Give baby a bottle during takeoff and landing to help alleviate popping ears.

Over Two

  1. Bring entertainment, children get bored easily so be sure to have plenty of things to keep them entertained. (Tablets, games, ect.)
  2. Make sure that they eat before you bored the plane. Many children get motion sickness more often when they have an empty stomach.
  3. Bring gum or suckers, this will help with ears popping on the plane.
  4. Bring blankets for the kids, they will hopefully go to sleep.

Yourself

  1. Personally, I like to take benadryl to make me a little bit sleepy so that I can relax more.
  2. Try to get seating with more leg room if you are carrying a baby.
  3. Bring a pillow to try to make yourself more comfortable.

Well there is my two-cents on flying with children hopefully it is helpful to someone else. Over all our flight with our children was very good I hope yours is too.

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