Traveling with kids can be hectic. It can be worse if you’re traveling with them by airplane for their first time. Worry not though, if you’re planning to fly with your little ones. With the right preparation, it can be done without being so overwhelmed. Here are some of the tips for flying with kids.
Check the flight cost for your little ones
Check the flight cost for your little ones. Different airlines have different charges and terms. So make sure to book all the tickets for the ones that are supposed to have and do it in advance. In most of the airline, a two-year-old kid and below travels for free.
Check in early enough
Make sure to arrive at the airport early enough before the departure time. Have all the luggage with you and if you have not carried snack be sure to buy some on the airport restaurant.
Carry enough snacks
Don’t rely on the snacks that are sold in the in the plane and especially when you are flying with kids. The food cart may take forever to reach where you’re seated and it isn’t a surprise to reach there with nothing to offer you. So, to be on the safe side bring enough snack with you.
Carry activities for the kids/iPad and tablets
Keep your kids active and busy if you want to have a smooth flight. Bored kids will keep on bothering you with questions and wonder how long you are going to be in the airplane. So it’s good you carry games for them, new toys for them to enjoy them more, tablets or smartphone. This way they won’t even realize when it’s time for landing.
Keep them comfortable
Dress the kids in comfy clothes and shoes. Dress them in layers so that you can remove some clothes when the temperatures become high while flying with kids.
Be ready to talk to a flight attendant
If you have a toddler with you, a flight attendant may come to explain to you how you should hold your baby during the taking off and the landing time.
Take a walk on the plane with your kids
You can take a walk on the plane after every hour while flying with kids. This will not only help you to stretch yourself and keep sanity but also it will make your kid enjoy as they love the attention that other passengers give to them.
Hear them out and respond
Be ready to hear your kids’ complain about their ears during the plane takeoff and the landing time. Explain to them it’s normal if they have not experienced it before, and you can also advise them to chew the gums to ease the discomfort.
Your kids are part of you. Be sure to involve them in whatever you do and celebrate with them too. So as much as you fly for work purpose alone, plan once in a while to enjoy a vacation with them during the holidays.