Flying With Toddlers
As a Mother of two, I have learned a lot of parenting tricks and tips which I am more than happy to share when people ask me. One of the most popular questions I receive from soon-to-be Mothers is whether having children has prevented me from travelling. It seems that many upcoming parents listen to all of the horror stories and think that their days of seeing the world will become a thing of the past. As a Mother who has travelled with two little ones, I decided to write this post to share my best tips and to reassure readers that your travel days are far from over!
Change Your Frame of Mind
Before I had my beautiful children, my travel experiences were always rushed. When I travelled with my first child, however, I had to change my frame of mind. Instead of packing the morning of my flight, I now pack two days in advance. Why two days? Because in that time, my Husband and I always remember things to include that we would have left behind. When it comes to getting to the airport, we always book our cabs early and allow time for them to be late.
Dress for Comfort
When I look back on my solo travel days, I always remember putting a lot of effort into how I looked on the flight. Why? I don’t even think my younger self-knows, I just thought it was the thing to do. When travelling with children, however, it is best for everybody if we are all comfortable. If you aren’t sure what to wear, the Groupon discount codes page for Debenhams has some great offers for comfortable kids clothes such as track pants or hoodies. Not only do your children feel more comfortable and less irritated, but they are also snuggly warm on planes that are often chilly.
Keep Them Occupied
The first time that I flew with children, my thought was that I would rely on the in-flight entertainment to keep them busy. Of course, when I sat in my seat, I realised that my screen didn’t work. This left my children with no entertainment except for the joy they get from yelling at everybody on the plane. A lesson learned! Now I download movies and interactive games onto my mobile phone and tablet for them to play with along the way.
Travelling with children isn’t an impossible task, and is a great way to educate your children about the world at an early age. If you are a soon-to-be parent, or you have a little one of your own and you want to travel, take on these tips and speak with other parents for their advice. Combined, you and your family will be enjoying holidays you never thought you could.