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Summer holidays are nearly here and as you frantically try and pack. You may start to worry about how your kids will cope on a flight. Not only do you want it to be a stress free as possible for you but as enjoyable as possible for the kids. Lets face it, it’s boring, cramped and uncomfortable for the best of us. Let alone a four year old that loves to be outdoors all the time! So here are my top tips for flying with kids.
1. Choose a flight time that right for you as a family.
Are your kids great sleepers and can sleep anywhere? Go for a night or early morning flight where they snooze away the hours. Or are your kids at their best in the day? You do not want to have to entertain an overtired child who will just not sleep, so go for a day flight. Mine like to sleep in a bed and are much more easy going I the day so we plan to fly in the afternoon and get to our accommodation just before bedtime. Then we can all rest and start the holiday fresh in the morning.
2. Get them to pack their own in flight bags.
If they have their own seat then they have their own luggage allowance. Take advantage of this and get them to take responsibility for their bag. Choose one with wheels so they don’t have to carry it. We have mini suitcases with a pull out handle for the boys, but my sister in law raves about the trunki bags.
3. Get good quality earphones for their electronic devices.
I cant stand the ones that go in your ears and neither can the boys. Choose some comfy ones like these ONTA gorsun foldable headphones. Which come in funky colours and then you and no one else have to listen to the annoying music that their games make.
4. In their in flight bags make sure to pack.
Their tablet for which ever game they like playing. A activity book and pens. A reading book. A cuddly toy from their bed for comfort and a small blanket as planes are always chilly and we are always dressed for the holiday.
5. My final top tip would be to pack wet wipes.
No matter how old your kids get and I’m including my husband in this as well. You will inevitably need wet wipes. Sticky hands from snack time, drawn over themselves with pen, spilt their drink they always come in so handy. I love these WaterWipes as their are so gentle on my kids delicate skin and don’t have the long worrying list of strange ingredients that most wet wipes have.
Top tips from other Blogger Mothers.
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