Being prepared when traveling

When traveling always carry a change of clothes for your child and it is advisable to carry a change of top / t-shirt for yourself too. You never know when you will need it.

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Airport security tip

When traveling, don’t forget that airport security is going to want to see any liquids in your bag.

Keep all liquids together (don’t forget any medicines you may be bringing) and keep them in one container so you can easily show them when asked.

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Sleeping when traveling tip

Toddlers are often used to their normal bedtime routine and may have difficulty sleeping in a new place.

Don’t be afraid to bring a port-a-crib if you have room for it inside a tent, cabin, or camping trailer. Infants and toddlers may sleep better if given their own space and parents will sleep better knowing that their child is in a safe place during the night.

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Drinks and air travel

When traveling via air, remember to pack any drinks in clear plastic zip-up bags because the cabin pressurization can result in leaks even in the most otherwise spill proof cups.

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Traveling with tired kids

A rested child is going to be a lot easier to keep happy on a flight. When possible, keep the night before travel a low-key one and get your child to bed at his or her normal bedtime.

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Run your toddler ragged before flying

When traveling on a plane, wear your toddler out beforehand. Run around the airport! No sitting allowed until they board the plane! Allow extra airport time for releasing energy before your flight’s departure.

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Change of clothes when traveling with toddlers

When traveling carry a change of clothes for your child ALWAYS and it is advisable to carry a change of top / t-shirt for yourself too. You NEVER know when you will need it.

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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. You never know how long you will be on a plane. Also pack a small bag of jelly beans as a special treat.

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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!

Carry baby wipes as you will need them a lot in-flight for a  quick wipe up. Be sure to put them in a place easily accessible to you throughout the flight.

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Traveling with a toddler

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

Parents may consider traveling at off-peak vacation times and book seats during the middle of the week and during the day time. They should also opt for non-stop flights to minimize the hassles that often come about with connecting flights.

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Travel with strollers

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) recommends the use of car seats in an aircraft for children less than 40 pounds.

Car seats can usually be checked in at the gate as can be strollers. However it is best to check with your airline regarding their policy, including how they regard extra carry on luggage for your child.

Most airlines allow luggage only for paying passengers.

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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.

These seats have no seating in front of them and allow for more leg room, ability to change the baby, and room to stand or play for the toddler.

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Traveling with a Toddler

When making flight reservations one should consider the best times to travel with a toddler. Parents may consider traveling at off-peak vacation times and book seats during the middle of the week and during the day time. They should also opt for non-stop flights to minimize the hassles that often come about with connecting flights.
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