Being out and about with kids can be troublesome if you approach the whole engagement casually. This is especially true when it comes to things such as flying with your child for the first time. Toddlers can be quite a handful and taking into consideration the fact that flying has been known to rattle the nerves of grown-up folks, you ought to be prepared for the experience and know how to act, respond, and what to expect. Flying with your child is great and something that every parent should look forward to without any fear of enduring untold stress. The key is knowledge and planning and in this blog we are going to offer some useful tips.
Enlighten You Child about Flying
It is important to ensure that your child has an appreciation of the journey you are about to embark on with special emphasis on the concept of flying. This can be easily achieved by buying a toy plane, sharing your flying experiences and telling adventurous stories. Talk to them about the whole flying experience so that they know what to expect when you board the plane.
Factors to Consider
- Buy a small backpack especially for the toddler. Pack it with all the stuff that will keep them occupied during the flight.
- Get a car seat and if they are blow the age of 2, keep them on your lap on the flight.
- Never hesitate to ask the flight attendants for assistance when you need it.
- Don’t let your child run around the plane or go alone to the loo.
- Choose the seats when you book.
- Remain focused and ensure that they are buckled in for the take-off and the landing.
- Don’t give them any crayons, markers or stickers during the flight.
The most important thing that you can do for your child is to try and request a meeting with pilots and take some photograph. Talk to the flight attendants about it and also remember that kids will be kids and they cry. Keep calm and relate to your child in the normal way to calm the cries.