Need to travel with kids? Check out these travel tips for when you travel with kids. It’s no secret that flying with one child is difficult, but when you add several children, it can be a real obstacle.
Travel Tips For When You Travel With Kids
Do a Pre-Run
If you have never flown with several children at one time, you’ll want to do a practice run. Time yourself to see how long it takes you to get packed up, everyone buckled up, and to the airport. You may surprise yourself on how fast you get things done, so the travel with kids is not so hectic. On the actual day of the trip, give yourself even more wiggle room.
Bring Lots of Little Things to Do
When you travel with kids, you will find they get bored easily. You need a magic “bag” full of toys and goodies to keep those little hands busy. As soon as you think you’re keeping them occupied, they’re ready to move onto something else. One of the best things you can do is be prepared for keeping them occupied.
It’s no joke when experts say kids can feel your stress levels; it’s so true! Staying calm is one major way you can make flying with little ones successful. Find a few things that help keep you calm and bring them with you. Write down a few of your favorite quotes and bring them with you. Memorize your favorite advice from your mom or dad.
It may be hard to stay calm, but keeping these things in mind will help tremendously. If one of your kids freaks out while you are traveling, do your best to calm them down but don’t panic about having a kid who’s just being a kid.
Check In Early, If You Can
Waiting in those horrible lines with several little kids is one way to lose your sanity. Nowadays, you can check in at kiosks and sometimes online. Trust me; this will help make your time at the airport go as fast as possible. Make sure your important paperwork and itineraries are close to you, so you can look at it and access it as quickly as possible.
Utilize the Carryon
Carry-ons will be your best friend when it comes to travel with kids. Everything you need will be in those bags, so make sure they are packed well.
Several things will need to be done when it comes to flying with multiple little ones. The more you can do before you leave to help make the actual flight easier, then the less stress you will have on yourself.
- Bring a carrier with you to carry the littlest one.
- Make sure your baby items are tagged with your name & information.
- Extra diapers and clothing (don’t forget these)
Obviously, you can’t prepare for every little thing when it comes to flying with multiple little ones and this article probably just covers the surface. However, you are someone more than capable of traveling with your little ones, even multiple ones. Just stay calm and keep your focus!
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