Traveling has been a leisure for families. And maybe, it is for you. But if you have a toddler, it may become a bit hard on your end. Having a toddler is not something that comes easy. When you are a mom, it may seem so sketchy on your end to bring your toddlers to places that they may not have never in.
While it is a good thing to go out of your city once in a while, it might be burdensome for you to realize that aside from your luggage, you’ll need to carry your toddler as one of your huge responsibilities.
There are some of the things that you might want to remember if you and your child are going to ride a plane.
- Early boarding is a blessing.
One of the perks of having a toddler by your side is you get to be in the top priority, which means that you get the chance to board earlier compared to the other passengers out there. Use this privilege as an advantage since you do not need to squeeze yourself between random people, especially when you have to place your luggage in the cabin.
- Be friends with other parents in your flight.
It won’t be a surprise to see other moms in the same plane having some problems with their toddlers as well. In this case, it would be best if you mingle with them or be friends with them. They will become your support system in times like this. If you need a hand to take care of your child or have someone watch your child while you are in the restroom, then they can do it for you.
“Travelling is fun yet hard if a toddler is around. But regardless if it will cause you to be more patient and resilient in the process, it is all worth it.”
- Bring activities.
You can definitely bring something to distract your toddlers and have them do something instead of waiting Impatiently for the plane to land. Children can easily get bored especially when they are not doing anything so you can bring toys or games for them to play while you are on board.
- Bring snacks.
Your child might get hungry in the middle of the journey so it would be necessary to bring some snacks they can munch on. While there will be snacks served to you by the cabin crew, it may possibly not be enough for your child or they might just want to ask for more. You can bring small packs of chips or gummy bears to keep their mouths stuffed if they asked for it.
- Be ready when they complain about their ears.
If your child will be travelling on a plane for the first time, it is normal for them to ask a lot of questions. When I say “a lot”, it is really A LOT. So, you got to prepare for that. And one of the most common questions they will have or should we say, ‘complaints’ is the ‘pain’ in their ears especially if the plane is about to take off. If this happens, make sure to answer them with a manner that they would understand. Also, there are certain things you can do to help them lessen the pain.
Travelling is fun yet hard if a toddler is around. But regardless if it will cause you to be more patient and resilient in the process, it is all worth it.
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