How To Fly With a Toddler

Are you feeling stressed out about being in an airplane with your baby? Well, we are more than happy to inform you that you shouldn’t be. Of course, just thinking of being in an airplane with a baby is probably more than enough to make you scared, but there are always some things that you can do to make the whole experience a little bit better.

In order to help you cope with all the disadvantages that flying with a toddler provides you with, we decided to put together a list of some things that you can do to make your trip as pleasant as possible. Not only should these tips help you and your baby have a great flight, but they should help all the other passengers as well. Enjoy the ride!

Plan Your Seat Ahead of Time
When the time for making reservations comes, make sure to let the agent know that you are going to bring your baby with you. This would enable the company to place all the necessary child safety equipment where needed. Also, try to keep away from the back of the plane, since it is usually louder than the front of the plane. By sitting in the first few front rows, not only will you have a great flight, but your baby as well.

Protect Your Baby’s Ears
During both the descent and takeoff, make sure to give your baby something that he or she can suck on. It can be either a bottle, or a plastic seat back safety card. Not only will this protect your baby’s ears, but it will be a fun experience for the baby as well.

Always Bring a Safety Seat With You
Buying a ticket for your baby and bringing a safety seat with you is one of the most important rules that you need to follow when it comes to flying with an infant. Although kids that are less than two years old usually get to fly for free, it is still a good idea to buy an extra ticket for them, just in case you need it. Better safe than sorry, right? And one more thing – make sure to keep your baby strapped in as much as possible during the flight.