Curious Must-haves for your Carry-on Bag While Traveling With Kids!

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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!

Candy

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.

Gum

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.

Breast milk, formula, and juice

When you are traveling with infants or toddlers you need to pack plenty of food for those long trips. Don’t worry about the TSA limit on carrying liquids on a plane, they make an exception when you fly with small children. Just inform the officer that you carry an excess of 3.4 ounces in your carry-on bag. You can also pack gel or liquid-filled teethers, canned, jarred and processed baby food. These items are typically screened by X-ray, which is totally safe!

Happy traveling!

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