Best Tips for Amazing Family Travel With Young Kids

While family vacations are a long-awaited time to unwind, travel can be stressful for some parents of young children. By plane, train or car ... Our practical advice to organize yourself better, remember everything and travel with peace of mind with your baby.
Traveling by plane with baby
At altitude, the cabin air is dry and pressurized. A few drops of saline may be needed during the trip to moisten your toddler's eyes. To prevent the risk of dehydration, consider offering him a drink regularly. In addition, swallowing helps relieve the pressure in his ears, which is particularly important during takeoff and landing. If he is under the age of two, he should be held in your arms at this time. The cabin crew will then give you a seat belt specially designed for this purpose. To travel at ease with your baby, do not hesitate to request a seat in the front row of the cabin when checking in for baggage. More spacious, they allow you to easily install a baby seat. If it is a long distance flight, request a cot when booking your plane tickets and prefer night flights if your child is over 9 months old, in order to do not disturb your sleep pattern. Finally, bring clothes to cover it if it is cold due to air conditioning in flight. As for regulations, an exception is made for toddlers. The food and medicines you need are accepted on board (bottles of milk, small jars and medicines in liquid form). In the cabin, powdered milk is completely authorized and the staff will provide you with water to prepare your bottle. However, remember to provide containers that can be closed because security officers may ask you to open what you are carrying. Only liquid care products, such as baby lotions, are subject to the usual regulations. They must therefore contain less than 100 ml and be placed in transparent plastic bags of 20 cm by 20 cm. Finally, know that your child also has the right to carry-on luggage: take the opportunity to prepare a bag (in addition to yours) with all the accessories necessary for the trip.