Curious Must-haves for your Carry-on Bag While Traveling With Kids!
Traveling as a family is a fun bonding experience, but dealing with airport security and long plane rides can be a little tricky while taking care of kids. To make your life easier, here are some tips that will allow you to have a smoother trip:
A big dark scarf, shawl or wrap
Wearing a scarf, shawl or wrap on a flight makes you look very stylish, but it also has a hidden functionality: it’s great for putting your kid's down for a nap. Just place it over between their head rest and the tray table, to create a dark tent for them to sleep under!
These are not for your child, always avoid a mid-flight sugar rush! Instead, give the passengers sitting near you a treat (or earplugs) and a cute note thanking them ahead for their patience. We are sure your little ones will be on their best behavior, but do it just in case they get a bit scared or cranky.
When there's a drastic change in altitude our ears tend to pop. This can be extremely uncomfortable for most people, especially tiny tots on a plane. A great way to help ease their discomfort is to give them some gum or something that keeps them chewing for a while. The continuous movement of their jaw will relieve the pressure in their eardrum and un-pop them right away!
Toys and games
Pack small simple toys, puzzles, games, and books, but leave at home the ones that flash lights or make sounds. Remember, you're in a tight space with a bunch of strangers, they'll appreciate it! Take the toys out one at a time and let them play with each until they need a new distraction.