Flying with small children and toddlers. Is this an adventure or a nightmare? It will depend on you and if you know what to do with small children and toddlers on a plane, especially a long flight, to ensure that they stay happy. Most children don’t like flying and it can be disturbing to the other passengers. This is why you should make sure that you remember these tips when you are traveling and flying with your small children.
Take their favorite soft toy with them
Don’t think that you don’t have space for their favorite soft toy and that you are going to purchase another one, once you have arrived at your destination.
This is going to make your flight hell for you and the other passengers on the flight. Rather make space for the soft toy and ensure that they have something familiar with them that they can cuddle. You will be surprised at how calm a child can be with their favorite toy in hand.
Enough snacks and drinks are essential
If a young child is getting hungry or thirsty, they are getting moody and really hard to handle. And, if you think that the airliner has enough snacks for your child, then you are mistaken. They don’t have food that is ideal for small children.
It is a much better idea to make sure that you are taking some of their favorite snacks and drinks with them. This is so that they can enjoy something they love when they are starting to feel hungry and thirsty. With older children, some treats can keep them busy for a while.
Extra clothing is a must
Always have extra clothing with you. This is for you and for the child. Even if the flight is just for a couple of hours. You will never know when a child is going to become sick and when they need to have a clean set of clothes.
The last thing that you want is to upset passengers around you with a child that isn’t smelling great. Or, you that isn’t smelling great, because of the child.
When you are flying with a small child, you need to remember one thing. If they are satisfied and happy, you will have an easy flight. However, if you forget to take their soft toy with them, or you don’t have a couple of snacks for them, you are going to have a hard time keeping them happy on the flight. And, you will have other passengers that will be angry and upset with you.