Traveling with kids can be a grueling experience, especially for first time moms. At times, they behave like a little angels, but minutes after takeoff, they turned into an unruly monsters. A lot of parents probably were put into this kind of situation. This can difficult and embarrassing, especially if you are with other passengers who are not as understanding as others.
If this is your first time to travel with your kids through flying, here are some tips that can make flying a little less stressful:
- Be prepared for necessary documentations
Traveling with kids is stressful enough. Do not aggravate your stress by forgetting to prepare the necessary documents needed. Weeks before your scheduled flight, be sure that you have all the necessary documents needed. Be sure to fill out all the necessary documents and pack them in your hand carry bags. Lack of document preparation is an added stress since you need to scour your bags just to find it when the airport personnel asked you to present one.
- Prepare snacks and entertainment
The best way to keep your kids behave is to distract them. So be sure to bring all the necessary distractions to keep their attention away from the flight. Try to pack snacks and toys that they can play during the flight. If this is a long flight, be sure to pack more. You need to keep in mind that kids can easily get sated with toys. Bringing more would be advisable.
- Keep them comfortable
A full diaper or an uncomfortable clothing can be one of the reasons why your kids are getting fuzzy during the trip. So be sure to dress them comfortably. Dress them with apparels that make movements a bit easier but can also protect them from the cold.
- Keep your cool
When you are with a toddler, expect that there will be whining and tears. Keep calm and deal with the situation as coolly as possible. If some of the passengers are getting irked with your kid’s behavior, apologize sincerely. Don’t get mad at your kid as it can only make things worse. Instead, talk to them calmly and try to negotiate. Giving them rewards for good behavior can help.
- Be prepared for emergency supplies
Toddlers can be messy so be sure to prepare for it. Be sure to pack the essentials – from baby wipes to extra clothing. You will never know when your kid will be needing this. It is better to be prepared than sorry.