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5 Ways to Fly with Kids Without the Hassle

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Are you headed off on an adventure in the coming weeks with your little ones? Flying with the kids can sometimes be a nightmare, but it doesn’t have to be. Today, let’s run through five ways you can fly with kids without the hassle and stress.

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1.     Take snacks

One way to keep the kids as happy as possible is to make sure their stomachs are lined throughout the flight. We all get “hangry” (angry as a result of being so hungry) from time to time, and the kids are no different.

It’s important these foods are as healthy as possible. As such, it’d be wise to listen to Business Travel Life for a list of suggestions. Remember, foods high in sugars are only going to make them all the more antsy. Fruit and veg bites are the most highly recommended.

2.     Encourage sleep

As TINZ suggest in their guide on how to fly with children, it’s important to make your kids as comfy as possible in order for them to get some kip. A sleeping child is a quiet (and easy to manage) child.

Bring a pillow and blanket with you, and try to book your flights at a time when they would normally be in bed. Chances are this is a double whammy for you, as it’ll more than likely also be cheaper.

Bring a pillow and blanket with you, and try to book your flights at a time when they would normally be in bed. Chances are this is a double whammy for you, as it’ll more than likely also be cheaper.

3.     Keep them distracted

Take your kid’s mind off the length or nature of the journey by offering them a series of distractions. As parenting.com suggest, there are a series of different toys, gadgets and TV shows which can make your little ones totally forget about where they are.

With their mind off of the struggle of the flight, you’ll be able to relax yourselves. Who knows, maybe if you play a game you’ll also find the time and struggle of a long flight passing more quickly?

4.     Get organised

It’s always a good idea when travelling with little ones to be as organised as you possibly can – in all aspects. Flying is definitely an area which benefits heavily from this prepared approach.

Make sure you arrive at your gate well in advance of boarding time, and think about planning out what you’re going to do in the airport well in advance of heading there. Having a strategy in place upon arrival is bound to make matters far easier.

5.     Fill them in

It’s important to remember kids are just little people. It’s far too common for parents to brush off questions about travel and not give a clear answer. This is only going to lead to anxiety and stress for a child before flying.

Let them know exactly what’s happening along each step of the journey. The clearer the picture for them, the less likely they are to act up and make things a handful for you later down the line.

Have these useful tips helped to reduce your stress levels? We know heading off on an adventure can be tough, even without the kids, so you’d be wise to take heed of what we’ve said and use these techniques the next time you’re off on your holidays with the tots.

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