Flying with your baby often goes one of two ways. Either your baby sleeps the entire way and simply wakes up in a different time zone, or has the worst day of its young life. While they are hard to negotiate with, there are some pretty simple tips for reducing the chance of your child having a rough flight. In order to get some advice I decided I needed to talk to travel experts. For that I spoke with JustFly. An online travel company, JustFly was able to provide me with three tips that will get you from gate to gate with, ideally, minimal tears.
Board Slowly And Get Two Seats
First up according to JustFly’s review is to be patient when boarding the plane. Wait it out until just before the doors close. Why? For one you avoid the hustle bustle of people rushing to their seats and throwing their luggage around. By the time you get to your seat you should be walking into a much calmer scene. Lastly, while this is obvious, you should absolutely try to book two seats if you can afford it. Why? It gives your child their own personal space and just generally makes the rest of the flight much, much easier.
Bring Your Baby’s Favourite Toys
Once again, obvious, but you need to pack your child’s favourite toys. This not only works as a great distraction, but also provides your child with a piece of home to focus on. The familiarity will be very comforting for them and should help them cope with the flight.
Bring Snacks, But Save Them For The Right Time
Lastly, you need to pack snacks. Not so you don’t get hungry, but to ensure your child has something to chew on or drink during both takeoff and landing. Why? The ear popping sensation that you are used to can be both painful and terrifying for a youngster. The chewing action helps elevate, and can even eliminate, this sensation. So, make sure you have something planned for both parts of the flight.
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