Last Updated on 31st December 2020
Whether it be a sunbath on the beaches or roaming the cities or discovering new lanes around the world, family trips are always special and an amazing experience for evryone if planned correctly.
From carrying heavy bags with your kids running here and there to your baby crying out of hunger, from your kids creating a nuisance at the airport to your child getting bored from a long haul flight, from complaining fellow passengers to toddlers being in wet diapers, the list goes on and on. Keeping your kids happy on any flight can be challenging and a tough task, but not an impossible one. In this article we will discuss various tips and tricks that you can adopt while traveling on a plane with your children.
Choose Family-Friendly Airlines
Some airlines are more family friendly than others so it pays to do some research to see if you can book an airline that is family-friendly. These benefits include pre-boarding to checked baggage allowance, child amenities and free kids gifts. While booking a flight for traveling, the first thing that you should look out for is the flight time and transit time (if any). Irrespective of the age of the traveler, no one likes to be stuck on a long-haul flight, especially the kids. Hence opting for well timed flights will help.
The airlines that provide kids' friendly snacks and other family-friendly features come under the category of best airlines for kids and family so be sure to check them out.
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Electronic Devices is a Plus
Kids nowadays are well adapted towards mobile phones and other electronic devices. Like with anything there are pros and cons, and the same goes with screen time. The aim here is balance. Having said that, carrying a mobile phone while flying with kids is a plus. Being in a plane is a unique environment so make technology your friend. A few days before your flight, get all your kids' favorite shows and programs loaded. Apart from mobile phones, other electronic devices like a kids' tablet or music devices can also come in handy when you travel with kids. It's all about variety when it comes to the keeping them entertained.
Bonus Tip: Ensure you bring a pair of well-fitting kids headphones to keep everyone happy.
Older Kids - Value Packed Entertainment
Children of all ages (not to mention adults) can get irritated on long haul flights. Getting stuck in a confined space for long periods of time will drive anyone up the wall. From travel journals to the short crisp encyclopedias, from sketchbooks to novels, try incorporating value into your kids' life, by keeping their point of interest in mind.
Bonus Tip: Preloading your mobile phone with value-packed videos before the flight can help add value, without adding extra weight to your bag.
Keeping the Little Ones Clean
A wet or messy diaper is neither good for your baby's health nor for its mood or yours! Baby wipes and diapers are a must to carry on all flights. The same goes for a spare outfit as well. Kids by natures can get messy, so it pays to be prepared and have an extra outfit handy.
Bonus Tip: Try using compostable and easy to handle diapers.
Enlist the Help of Flight Attendants
Well there you have it, we hope you have found the tips for traveling on an airplane with kids helpful. If you have enjoyed this article, please share it with your family, friends and colleagues.
Have a wonderful day wherever you are and safe travels.