If Hollywood is to be believed then flying with children is nothing short of a nightmare experience. Whether it’s a screaming baby on the plane or a crying toddler waiting for the plane to board, the image is never a peaceful one.
As amusing as these shows are, however, it’s important to remember that they aren’t real. Traveling with a child or a toddler is definitely something which you can do without the drama, you just have to know a few tips and tricks.
Keep reading to find out more.
Preparation Is Key
The worst thing that you can do is to pack your toddler’s bag for the very first time, the night before you fly. Or even worse, the morning before you leave!
Instead, start packing a week in advance in your mind. The week leading up to your trip, make a note of all of the items that you use for your youngster during the day. A couple of days before you are due to travel, sit down and decide where you will store each item, remembering that once you check in a suitcase you won’t have access to it until you arrive at your destination.
Once you know what you will be taking on the plane with you, give yourself situations to get out of. For example, imagine that your child is crying because they are hungry – what will you do? Imagine that your youngster is screaming because they need entertainment – what can you provide?
These thoughts will help you to be prepared for their real-life counterparts.
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