Preparing snacks for traveling

Pack 3-4 healthy snacks in Ziploc bags. Pretzels, raisins and other dried fruit, crackers or cereal and granola bars work well.

Travel tip before boarding

Make your kids use the toilets before boarding the aircraft as they are spacious and much cleaner compared to the aircraft ones.

Travel with strollers

When flying, the FAA recommends the use of car seats in an aircraft for children less than 40 pounds.

Traveling with a Toddler

When making flight reservations consider the best times to travel with a toddler.

Air travel comfort for toddlers

Many parents find that bulkhead seating at the front of each section provides more comfort while traveling with a toddler.

Strollers and airlines

Don’t check your stroller unless you plan to carry your child in a sling. Most airlines will allow you to push your stroller all the way to the gate and then check it.

Always use a car safety seat

Be sure your child rides in correctly installed seat. If you have any questions, many local fire and police departments will help you

Safeguarding kids from getting lost at Disney

When visiting Disney, safeguard child getting lost by taking a daily digital photo, so you’ll have an instant record of exactly what they were wearing to show security if necessary.

Camping with toddlers tip

When camping with toddlers: Get a portable crib for sleeping and napping at the campsite.

Best travel time with toddler

Travel in the morning. Toddlers get grumpier as the day wears on. Pediatric dentists schedule morning appointments for the same reason.

Know your child’s height when visiting the mouse

When visiting Disney, know your child’s height and the rides’ height restrictions before you go. They will be enforced.

Travel seats with toddlers

Airline regulations require that large travel seats (past the edge of the airplane seat) must be in the window position. This is to prevent it from blocking easy exit.

Using the bathroom at Disney

When visiting Disney, note that changing tables are in both women’s and men’s restrooms.

Flight plans with toddlers

From the time you wake up on the day of the flight you should plan your time to assure smooth traveling with your toddler. Traveling with an over-tired, frustrated, or hungry toddler is asking for a disaster.

Toddler airport safety tip.

Carry a current photo of each child you are traveling with. If separated you can immediately hand the photo to airport security (or theme park or mall) and they will photocopy it and circulate it very quickly.

Entertaining children in the car

For long car trips, sit in the back with the child because it is easier to entertain your child while next to him.

Travel tip

When traveling, pack a cooler that sits in the backseat with you, but out of reach of your toddler.

Safety tip for traveling with toddlers

When traveling consider “labeling” your toddler with an ID bracelet. Include your child’s name, your name, destination & home address/phone

Traveling with youngsters in diapers

When traveling by plane, bring a lot more diapers /pull ups/ snacks than you think you’ll ever need. Pack 3x as much as expected.

Plan frequent stops

If your journey is longer than 3 hours, plan to stop every 2hrs- even if it’s only for a 10-min potty break.