Planning to travel with children on the plane? Here are some helpful airline travel tips to consider when travelling with your kids.
1) Clothes for your children
Brainstorm every possible item that your kid will need to wear. Think through all the different scenarios, including the weather conditions, and the type of activities you’ll be doing at your end destination. If your kid is still wearing diapers, ensure you pack enough stock for your trip. If you are going to a sunny destination, then make sure to bring plenty of sunscreen. Also, if you will be going to a hot climate area, ensure you pack enough comfortable clothing for summer wear.
2) Equipment for your children
Brainstorm every possible equipment or accessory that your kid will need during the trip. What I mean here includes any baby strollers, cribs, and any other necessary equipment that you will need for your children. Ensure you keep track of these items, as usually these items require the most storage space.
3) Toiletries for your children
Ensure you have all the necessary toiletries needed to last through your entire trip. This includes toothbrushes, toothpaste, body soap, shampoo, wet naps, and body lotions. The worst possible thing to do is to overlook these items and when your kid needs them the most, you are stuck with trying to find these items at the local stores.
4) First aid and medicine for your children
This is probably the most important item on the list when travelling with kids. Bring bandages, sanitation wipes, and any medicine your children might need, such as motion sickness medicine, and any prescription medicine that your kid is on.
5) Games and activities for your kids
Your kids will need to be entertained and kept occupied, especially for extremely long journeys. Pack easy to carry games for your kids, such as books, puzzles, hand held video games, colouring books, and even your children’s favourite stuff toy. This is very critical because this will help ensure your kids stay positive, and to prevent them from being frustrated with boredom. Plan and estimate approximately how long the entire journey will be to gauge how many activity items you will need to bring to keep your kids occupied.
Here are just some brief but important items to consider when travelling with your children. Following these simple airline travel tips will help ensure that you have a safe and enjoyable journey with your entire family.