Making a trip overseas is generally something that can be considered quite a stressful ordeal by its self. And when travelling with kids, toddlers and even infants can prove to be quite a challenge. Although there are a number of things that you can do to make the trip more pleasant and less challenging, like always, there is only so much you can do to make sure that you are prepared as much as possible to ensure that they are comfortable.
Plan and Plan
Although there is only so much you can prepare for, make sure that you have the things under your control planned out well. For instance, you will need to make sure that you have ample baby items on hand and that you ware carrying toys and pacifiers for your infant to be kept comfortable and entertained.
Make sure that you carry enough wet wipes and snacks. Make sure that you have games stashed away like playing cards or even colouring books for your toddlers or kids or a portable DVD player in case the aircraft doesn’t have one. Make sure that once you have checked in that you fill up with enough water for your child or toddler and for yourself as well and make sure that you are carrying the medicine or something that will help soothe your baby if he or she is teething for instance. Carry a set of extra clothes and enough baby formula to make sure that your little one has everything they need while on the flight.
Wet Wipes and Pull Ups
The next thing that you will knees to make sure that you have enough of is wet wipes to make sure that you sari able to clean sticky fingers during the flight or even with them to help them feel more comfortable and at ease during long flights as well as plenty of pull ups to ensure that changing your baby is a breeze instead of a long process.
Keep It Simple
Make sure that you do not overload your hand luggage but only take what is absolutely necessary for yourself and make sure that your baby will have more than the normal amount of stuff that they will require. You may want to consider packing a backpack for hand luggage instead of trying to take on a baby bag as well. This will ensure that you have everything you need in one bag and you will not need to juggle your baby as well as lug a number of bags especially through check in.
Arm Yourself with Snacks
And finally, in order to make sure that you4 little on is kept full, make sure that you carry ample snacks on board and have them ready when and if your little one seems hungry instead of depending on the airline food alone. This will also help when you are between connecting flights and have to stay in the transit lounge.
Looking into these areas will help you be more prepared when it comes to flying with your baby.