The majority of parents think that just because they have a child now their days of traveling the world are over. And while you may not be able to travel to the exotic destinations you once could, this doesn’t mean that you and your family can’t enjoy overseas adventures.
Below are some great tips to help you plan a stress-free flight with a toddler.
Prepare to Pack
Yes, you read that right. Prepare to pack. Two weeks prior to you leaving, start to make a list of the items you use for your little one during the day. Then, at the end, a week, sit down and work out which items you will take on the plane with you and which ones you will pack in your suitcase. When considering this, remember that you won’t have access to your suitcase until you reach your destination.
If you are nervous that you will forget something, keep the list on hand and check the items off before you leave the house.
When considering what you will take on the plane, be sure to remember that the TSA will limit many of the items you may want to take on board the plane with you.
Everybody’s worst nightmare is being stuck on a long-haul flight with a screaming child. In fact, it doesn’t even have to be a long haul flight! And while there will be times where you just can’t stop them screaming, for the majority of the other times, medication will help.Something as simple as helping an upset stomach or clearing a headache from the change in altitude can be enough to settle down your youngster and help them enjoy the flight, too.
Wear the Right Clothes
The last thing that you want to do is to dress your child in an uncomfortable outfit which they won’t like. Browse through the Groupon Coupons page for Babies R Us and find some comfortable clothing with characters or prints they like. The more comfortable you can make them on the plane, the more likely they are to sleep all of the ways through.
The last thing that you want to happen is to reach cruising altitude only to find out that the movie playing app or the game your child has been playing needs a wifi connection to work. The easiest way to prevent this is to set any of these apps to work offline. For movie streaming services, this means downloading episodes or movie for offline viewing. When it comes to games, your best bet is to open them right before you have to switch your plane to flight mode to allow them to download any levels they can in advance.
When it comes to flying with a youngster, it doesn’t have to be the nightmare experience you see in the National Lampoon movies. By simply following these tips and tricks you and your family can all enjoy the benefits of world travel.