It’s always a challenge when it comes to traveling with kids some much can go wrong. It’s not because you’re unprepared it’s just that kids are unpredictable. To ensure that all goes well you have to do lots of planning ahead of time. To make sure that you have all areas covered use the travel tips below and enjoy the smooth sailing.
Plan ahead on supplies
Make sure you take enough food, diapers, medicine, and other items to last through the flight delays. Bringing small healthy snacks for your little one to chew on is the smartest thing you can do. The chewing will keep their ears open so that they won’t be bothered by the change in air pressure. Make sure you carry the supplies with you in your carry in bag and not your checked in luggage.
Keep your children within your vision and under control
There have been so many instance where children will be fussing and parents will allow them to let loose in the plane and they get hurt from falling because of unexpected turbulence, they crash into something, door hits them, etc. Make sure if they are old enough to understand that they understand to stay out of the flight attendants way and not to touch anything that isn’t theirs.
Bring safe toys
Don’t bring toys that break easily, are heavy, sharp, or is an electronic that will interfere with the safety guild lines that the airlines has put in place for your safety. If you do bring electronics make sure that you bring only 2 batteries with you (or the minimum you will need) so that your child doesn’t get bored and fussy making you and other passengers stressed.
Keep child out of aisle seats
Sometimes children get excited when they see the trolley coming out into the isle. They might peak out or reach out for items and accidentally hurt their fingers or cause a mess. Make sure you keep them in the inside and ask them what they want instead of letting them select and pick at things.
It happens to all parents. One moment your little one is right next to you and then next thing you know they have wondered off leaving you in a panicked state. Make sure that incase of this event they have some form of identification with them. The best trick is to create for them a name tag with your information in it. Spice up the name tag so that it’s an awesome thing for them to have and they’ll never let go. One idea is put an airplane on it and have them help you decorate it. Be sure to include their name, where you are going, the gates for your planes, and your contact information. Usually airports will help you out with this but just in case create your own.
If your child has any food allergies or needs specific medication make sure to bring extra with you. If they have any severe medical conditions notify the airlines and flight attendants so that they can assist you in the event of an emergency.
Author Bio: Jeff covers travel related topics for the travel insurance blog and hopes you stay safe on your next trip.