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Travelling by plane with young children

Posted by on May 31, 2018

When going abroad with little ones the thought of a long flight can strike fear into the hearts of most parents, however with the right preparation the experience doesn’t need to be a nightmare and can, in fact, be a trip everyone can enjoy.
The first thing to check is the airline’s guidance on what food and drink you can take on board. Snacks are a great way to keep little ones entertained however you may need to buy them after you’ve been through security.
Sweets to suck or dummies are good for little ones for take-off to stop their ears popping, also breastfeeding can help to stop any discomfort for babies.
For entertainment try some wipe clean activity books for fun activities for older children and for little ones you could try MagnaDoodle or AquaDoodle type activities that create no mess.
You could also preload some movies onto a tablet and get some earphones so the children can enjoy a film together.
For older ones, you could also pack some travel games to play and if all else fails a good game of eye spy always or the shopping list game helps pass the time.