Thinking of going on vacation with the little ones? Here are 7 preventable mistakes when flying with small Children. This is a guest post from Shannon over at Shasher’s Life.
1) Do not attempt to wean a child from their Bubba the day you fly 3,000 miles! When 2 ½ yr old cries for Bubba and you’re 36,000 feet above land and there are still 5 hrs before you reach civilization, it’s not a good time to say “I left Bubba at home” in an attempt to wean said child.
2) Make sure you pack a few extra outfits in your carry on. Milk curdles at high altitude and many airlines no longer carry blankets.
3) Ignore the airline staff that will invite you to be among the first to board the plane. They most likely don’t have small children. Which kid do you know that likes to sit still? So why add an hour of torture to your flight.
4) When flying alone with a toddler, don’t be afraid to ask for help, especially when they crawl under the seats from the front to the back of the plane.
5) Make sure you always have gadgets and electronic devices with long battery life. In case of power failure, have some books and toys close at hand.
6) Bring healthy snacks with you! Sugary snacks and drinks will only give them the extra energy needed to do laps around the flight attendants!
7) Do not forget the gravol… and a few changes of clothes, including extra underwear and socks. (Can you tell I have experience with removing naked children from the plane?!)