Dress the kids in comfortable clothes. Even if you are
going to visit grandma and you want to impress her with
your very best outfits, just carry these in your carry-on
luggage and change after you arrive. It makes for a much
less stressful trip if everyone is comfortable.
Don't forget to bring along an extra sweater or jacket
as airplanes and airports can be cold. You may encounter an
unexpected delay, better to be prepared. If you get stuck
in an airport without a jacket and it is unusually cold,
just purchase a sweatshirt in the gift shop. As you board
the plane, grab pillows and blankets. They sometimes run
short. Better yet, bring a travel blanket and pillow along
if you have some space in your carry-on.
Make sure your kids realize that the "bumps" they will
feel in the air are normal and nothing to get upset over.
For more air travel tips, children find the prospect of
flying very exciting, so you can add some fun to the week
before by counting down to the day of the trip using a
Bring a few toys and/or books to keep your child
occupied during the flight. If you have an iPod you can
download audio books at places like audible.com and let
them listen to a story during the flight. If you buy the
unabridged versions these can be long enough to last the
Chewing some gum can help with the pressure build-up in
the ears. Try to arrange nonstop flights if possible.
Things can get hectic trying to get yourself and your kids
off one plane and onto another. And a long layover will
create boredom. Air travel with children doesn't have to be
stressful, just follow these vacation traval tips and
plan ahead, and you can have a safe and easy trip.
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