Tips for Flying with Children
It can be troublesome to fly with children, but here are some tips to help you get through it.
Book Seats Together
You need to book seats together, so that the whole family is sitting together and your child’s bathroom habits do not disturb other passengers. If it is possible try and book a window seat as kids love to look out.
Allow Extra Time
You need to give yourself extra time with children so that you get to the airport and to your gate on time. Not only is there time-consuming security measure, but you will also have to plan around your children and work on their time. You should add at least an hour on for travel to cope with any unforeseen circumstances.
Prepare Kids for Airport Security
Going through metal detectors, taking coats off, taking shoes off, putting your belongings on a cart and other such things can be highly overwhelming for a child. You should explain to your child before what will happen and why.
You should take a laptop, an iPad or anything that plays movies. A good movie for kids will take up close to 2 hours. Also remember to pack earphones and download some games for them to play.
It is a good idea to pack coloring books, crayons and paper to keep your child entertained with.
You should get your hands on some kids books whether they are in print, on a C D or on an mp3 player. The books that you choose need to be entertaining and action packed to keep them entertained.
These are just some things that you can do to help when you fly with children, but don’t forget travel games, some snacks, gum and lollipops that will occupy your children.