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Flying with a baby!

Amelia88Amelia88
posted 1 year 2 months ago
So, we're going on a week long vacation at the end of this month. I'm looking forward to getting away, but it will be our first time flying with our little one. Thankfully the flight will only be about 2.5 hours, but I'm still feeling all kinds of nervous about how she's going to react to flying.

For those of you that are already seasoned travellers with your little one(s), how did you make it easier on your children? I'm trying to think of good things to keep her occupied (she's only one, so it's a little bit of a tricky age!), and of course bringing lots of snacks.
What are your tried and tested tips for me?


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NewJersey13NewJersey13
posted 1 year 2 months ago
Flying with a toddler can you make you nervous. They can be so unpredictable. I remember how nervous I was when I flew with my daughter for the first time. If possible I hear it is best to adjust your child's nap schedule so she will sleep on the plane. I went to the dollar store and purchased several small toys. As my daughter appeared to get bored, I would pull out one for her to play with. Having something that she never played with before allowed me to keep her entertained during the plane ride. I also made sure I had plenty of snacks that she liked and something to drink. Before boarding the plane I made sure to change my daughter's pamper. I was so nervous about flying with my daughter, but it actually turned out to be a pleasant trip, and I think yours will too.

darkchilddarkchild
posted 1 year 2 months ago
Another advice that could help you both is keeping your daughter super active before you board; play games, allow her run around so that she settles down easily on board. There is a first time to everything, you'll soon become a pro at it.

Amelia88Amelia88
posted 1 year 2 months ago

NewJersey13 said:
Flying with a toddler can you make you nervous. They can be so unpredictable. I remember how nervous I was when I flew with my daughter for the first time. If possible I hear it is best to adjust your child's nap schedule so she will sleep on the plane. I went to the dollar store and purchased several small toys. As my daughter appeared to get bored, I would pull out one for her to play with. Having something that she never played with before allowed me to keep her entertained during the plane ride. I also made sure I had plenty of snacks that she liked and something to drink. Before boarding the plane I made sure to change my daughter's pamper. I was so nervous about flying with my daughter, but it actually turned out to be a pleasant trip, and I think yours will too.
Thank you so much for all your tips (they're all wonderful and definitely things that I'm going to make sure to do!) and also your positivity! I'm so happy to hear that your trip was a pleasant one. I'm hoping that I'll be able to report back to you all that mine was too! I guess it's only natural to be nervous when it's the first time flying - fingers crossed that all my fears and nervousness will be for nothing!

Amelia88Amelia88
posted 1 year 1 month ago
Well folks, I'm on vacation right now and writing this from my phone. We made it! The flight was not too bad. Take off and landing we had some crying grizzly moments - but she fell asleep for the majority of the flight (we tried to time it with nap time!) so that was helpful!

I was worried people on the flight would be irritated but honestly a lot of people were just smiling at us in the "I've been there and done that" kind of way - and that put me at ease!

marissapaulmarissapaul
posted 9 months 2 weeks ago
The earth rotates on its axis, planets revolve around the sun, time flies past us at the speed of light, and before you know it, your kids are ready to fly off the nest. Such is the way of life with millions of parents around the world, especially families with dual income parents, where quality time spent with children is more precious than a pot of gold.
So what are some of the things you should watch out for during monsoon months when you have an adorable little one in your family? Let us find out.

Measuring the Moments Experiencing the empty nest syndrome has become an inherent part of our cultural psyche. However, there are ways in which you can cushion the impact and the first step in this direction is by spending quality time with your children. Here is at least one unusual way in which you can turn magic moments into memorable moments, bring a smile to little faces, and build relationships that last beyond a lifetime.

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Take Kids with you on a Business Trip Incredible as it might sound, taking your children on a business trip is one of the most innovative ways to spend time with them. Business trips are usually short and don?t last more than one or two days. If your organization is able to provide you with a little flexibility, you can even schedule the business meeting or sales training you are obligated to attend in the latter part of the week so that you can combine a weekday with the weekend. Your spouse, who will obviously need to take a day or two off, will be able to spend quality time with the kids too while you are attending your meetings and training gigs. You can reverse roles at the next opportunity with your spouse. Believe us, once your family is with you on your business trip, you will find plenty of reasons to return to your hotel suite as soon as your work commitments are addressed satisfactorily to take everyone out and have a blast of a time.
Economy of Scale
You can even save on hotel costs by arranging to apply your corporate rate and reimbursing your company for the extra costs involved. As they say, just about everything can be negotiated these days if the spirit is positive and the head is held high.
Planning like Charity begins at Home
Seek the assistance of the hotel?s concierge desk to plan your family events by calling them as soon as your plans are confirmed and well before you depart. Many shows your kids would want to attend may have limited seating and disappointing them is certainly not an option. Your hotel will help you with the reservations.
Business in the Boonies
If your business trip takes you to a city which, you are told, really doesn?t have much to offer, don?t buy that argument. Every city has something to offer to tourists. The fact that it may not interest you is an all together different story. If that is the case, rent a car and explore the cities around your primary location after conducting a little research on the Internet. We all know our children better than anyone else and picking out the right kind of activities will seldom pose a major challenge.
Statistics that Speak
Fewer adults are traveling with children today. In 2012, 26 percent of domestic leisure travelers with children under the age of 18, amounting to approximately 408.5 million trips. This does not compare favorably with 2008, when 31 percent of adults traveled with children amounting to 466.2 million trips. While 41% of Americans let their paid vacation lapse each year, according to an article which appeared in the August 2014 issue of the , Americans took approximately 4431.7 million trips in 2013, according to a conducted by the Global Business Travel Association. That is more than the entire population of the US and leaves ample opportunities for you to take your little ones along with you on your next business trip

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