How To Be Awesome At Airplane Travel With Kids!
There is no need to dread flying with your kids!
We are going to get you super prepared for the expected and the unexpected… what to pack and how not to overpack… how to keep them busy and how to prep food so you aren’t relying on any airport or airplane food.
MANY. TIPS. coming your way in this one from my many years of flying with kids and making all the mistakes then figuring it out!
We’re talking about how to prep and plan and how to go into it, the day of.
Flying with kids can be fun and something you actually look forward to, not dread.
Today is all about how to fly with kids… and be awesome at it!
Here are some of the main points Lindsay covers:
Talk to your kids about it
Plan a good time to fly - avoid multiple flights if you can
Pack really organized so you know where things are - don’t overstuff it!
Pack just what you need for the flight in your carry on bags
Bring activities *NEW* toys & books & coloring etc
Bring iPad with headphones
Bring treats & gum
Bring something to keep them cozy- blanket etc- if you think they could sleep!
Picture yourself boarding and flying and think of what you could want
Pack full meals for everyone (don’t rely on food at the airport or on the airplane)
Make sure our passport isn’t expired!
Car seats and strollers and slings
Pack a change of clothes just in case- or for when you arrive if room isn’t ready.
Get plenty of sleep the night before.
Mentally prep yourself - be well rested and expect problems.
Allow plenty of time - last thing you need is a rushed and stressed departure.
Put watches on older kids with tracking
Ask about upgrades!
Take advantage of early boarding
Have kids carry their own bags if they can
Understand that they are kids and it will be fine!
Give kids a camera!
Travel journal for older kids (to give a screen break)
Trade off if you have a partner (or plan to take it all on yourself)
This is a good time for bribery and treats!!
Traveling with kids can be FUN and you can actually enjoy the process, not just hurry to the destination!