by Ila Asthana
If you plan to travel through the airline, this piece of article is worth a read. Check out TEN amazing airline travel hacks every mom should know
Summer or winter, all of us wish to travel and make some wonderful memories. Travelling with a toddler is an adventure in itself. No matter how much you plan ahead and prepare yourselves, your kid will always make you rethink your efficiency. Besides remaining organized, keeping the kids occupied as well as entertaining is a whole different task in itself.
If you plan to travel through the airline, this piece of article is worth a read. A well organized and planned trip always ends to be happy and harmonious. Here are few excellent and experimented common amazing airline travel hacks embraced by most real mothers.
1. Travel light:
Yes, the first and foremost golden rule while you are traveling with your kid. Ensure your suitcase weighs well-within the limits of the airline and less number of baggage. In short pack items which are mandatory such as medicines and basic toiletries along with a few pairs of dresses which are vital. Heavy baggage is like taking care of another child. You can imagine the chaos and worry it can create.
2. Reusable bags:
This is certain. You must carry reusable bags which can be used for multipurpose needs. You can keep your shopping products or carry your shoes to the beach or keep your wet clothes. Ensure these reusable bags are easily dried.
3. Zip-lock covers:
All of us carry zip-lock covers. To waterproof your phone or to carry dry-fruits or biscuits, zip-lock covers are very handy.
4. Book direct lights:
Travelling in multiple of flights with huge layovers is a headache in itself. Forget about boarding and handling the baggage, think about missing or delay on the connecting flight. So it is best to ensure you book direct flights and check-in beforehand.
5. Soft copy of documents:
Besides carrying the hard copy of the documents, it is better to have a soft copy of all the documents, flight tickets, and hotel bookings. You never know what you will need at that time.
6. Aid to ear-popping:
Some adults chew gum to handle ear popping when flying through the aircraft. Kids are not ready for this. So ensure you breastfeed your kid or give them a glass of milk or water bottle to suck on. You can also help your child to ease ear pain by giving them to chew some dry fruits as well.
7. Rent baby gears:
Most parents carry all the baby gears. And this becomes a baggage in itself. So don’t bother to take all the baby gears. Now every city has the facility of renting all baby gears such as the stroller, bouncer, sling, etc.
8. A camera:
Traveling is a family time. Far away to a beautiful destination and an opportunity to detox from technology. So ensure you carry a camera to click pictures and not create an opportunity to use mobile phones. Make it a family ritual to not to use mobile phones and instead use camera frame some delightful memories.
9. Inflatable cushion:
Carrying an inflatable cushion while you travel on airline helps kids lie flat and comfortable on the plane. These inflatable cushions can be easily portable and fit perfectly in the economy seats of the airline.
It is better to opt a multipurpose backpack, which can accommodate your items and feels light to carry. Ensure your backpack has a sling or attachment so that it can be fixed in any car back seat. It must have lots of compartments so that you can also carry few toys for kids.
Travelling is not painful and if these simple tips and hacks are implemented. As parents, it is important to inform your children about the daily plan and schedule of the journey. It helps them to prepare themselves and make them excited about the trip. So if you are on your next journey with your little one, worry not and just try using these hacks and experience the calmness and enjoy your vacation with your children.
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