Travelling with kids really is fantastic – spending quality time together, experiencing new places and creating memories that will last a lifetime. But let’s face it, travel, especially flying long distance with kids can be tough and if the thought of it alone makes your stress-levels rise, then you will be pleased to know that we have some helpful tips and product suggestions to make it easier.
Travel Cushion to keep your kids comfortable
These inflatable travel “Kooshions” from Kooshy Kids are an absolute lifesaver when travelling on planes with kids. Little kids and big kids alike will love being able to put their feet up and relax (even lay down for a sleep onboard!). Easily inflating between two plane seats, the durable Kooshion provides a flat, flexible and comfortable space. Don’t attempt air travel with young kids without one!
iPad to keep kids occupied in the air
Keeping the kids entertained with their favourite shows pre-downloaded on an Ipad or Tablet will make travel easier. Age appropriate Apps, movies, e-books and games are all a great idea. The Netflix App is great with the ability to download shows before travelling and watch them onboard or abroad even with no Wi-Fi connection. Don’t forget to fully charge them prior to travel and carry a power band just in case!
Toys are a good distraction during flights
Taking a favourite toy along for the adventure will help to comfort your child and help them enjoy the journey. Plus, if it’s a soft toy that they usually sleep with, it may also help with getting them to nap during the flight. Activity sets (drawing, colouring, stickers, magnetic games, cards etc.) are also great items for mid-flight entertainment away from the screen. Avoid taking toys with small parts as they can easily get lost under and in-between seats.
Snacks help kids pass time on a flight
Pack some snacks in your carry-on luggage to take onboard, something healthy and their favourites too, so they don’t get “hangry”. Snacks are also a good way to pass time and keep children quiet. Just make sure that you declare or ditch them when you reach your destination.
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Also remember to encourage your kids to drink water and walk around the plane at regular intervals.
Use these tips to keep your children entertained, rested and most importantly to make your flight experience enjoyable. After all, no matter where you are going, nothing beats a stress-free journey!