Here are some of our favourite Top Tips for taking to the skies with kids in tow – make it easy on yourself and the rest of the family and enjoy a fuss-free flight to your next holiday destination!
Allow extra time for checking in
Book a bassinet beforehand
Pack everything you need for a nappy change in individual disposable bags
Check you have passports for all the family – even baby! Allow enough times for passports to be issued.
Take your child to the doctor for a full check up before flying
Book a night flight if travelling with young children
You can’t ever take too many wipes (or plastic bags!)
Pack a selection of light snacks (don’t pack liquids or purees – these may get confiscated at security and you can get them on board)
Dress little ones comfortably in layers
Pack a bag with spare clothes and nappies
Pack a bag of kids’ books, toys and activities
Take travel cushions – great for airport waiting and extra height to see the TV in flight
Limit your own personal hand luggage – you may have to carry a tired child through immigration and big airports!
If you’re planning on taking a stroller on board check with the airline first for size and style requirements or you may be asked to check it in with your luggage
If in doubt or if you have any special needs or requests always check first with the airline well before your travel date to ensure no last-minute hitches when you and your family arrive at the airport for your holiday!