Last Updated on 28th January 2021
With the addition of young children to the otherwise simple process of flying, major airports become a whole new ball game with new challenges. If your travel plans take you and your toddler up in the air, read on for tips on getting to the airport high and happy.
From comical amounts of luggage, long check-in, and security queues to complete sensory overload, there are many hurdles to overcome for stress-free travel in a major airport. Flying with toddlers is challenging. They are fully mobile, totally opinionated, and incapable of all reason and logic at the most inopportune moments. With some knowledge and thoughtful planning, this process can go from a potential hot mess to cool, calm, and collected. Here are our top 3 top tips to ensure you survive the trip to and at the airport.
An extended time spent at a major airport with young children may not sound very appealing, but not allowing enough time for everyone's comfort is a risky move. Major airports are extremely busy places, and the queues are usually long – sometimes really long. Allowing ample time to check-in bags, proceed through customs, locate your gate and find a comfortable spot for a proper meal before your flight will do wonders for everybody's state of mind. If everyone is boarding with their needs met and bellies full, a peaceful flight for all is much more likely.
Have an option for when they don't want to walk
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