These Tips for Flying With Kids Will Make Every Parent Breathe a Sigh of Relief

For parents, few things are as stress-inducing as flying with their young ones. Kids need to run around and release energy. When they’re forced to hold onto that energy and are trapped on a plane for hours, they’re liable to crack any second. They might cry, scream, kick the chair in front of them, or worse. If this your worst fear as a parent, fear not! These helpful tips will make your time traveling with your kids feel more relaxing than you ever thought possible.

Overplan for an Emergency

One of the most important things you can do when traveling with a child, especially for the first time, is to over plan. You don’t necessarily know how your child is going to react to being stuck in one place for so be ready for anything.

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Overpack snacks, buy plenty of water once you’re through security, bring games, and have as many movies loaded on your tablet as possible. The quicker you can make the flight seem for your little one, the easier your life will be! You might even get some sleep!