Helpful Tips On Air Travel With Children

Most children find flying on an airplane very exciting. This should be a fun experience for them. However, as a parent, you need to take extra precautions when flying with young children. Here are some tips on how you can make air travel safer and more enjoyable for your little ones.

The most important thing you can do is to plan ahead. A couple of weeks before your departure, mentally go through the air travel process, from the time you get to the airport, through the check-in and boarding process, and up to the time you land. Write down what comes to your mind. Then look at your list, and see if you have all of the gear that you need for your children when you fly with them.

Find out what type of restraints your child will need based on his age and size. Your airline should have that information. If you are bringing a car seat, it must carry the approval from the TSA.
Flying with a young child means that you will need to pack extra gear for him. Essential items include an extra set of clothes and underwear. Flights are long, and restrooms may not be available when your little one needs it. If you child has an accident, that extra set of clothes will be very important.

Make sure to bring along his favorite snack. Airline foods are limited in choices, so giving him his favorite will make the flight more enjoyable. Do not forget his favorite blankie or stuffed toy that he likes to cuddle with. 
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