Tips For Flying With Toddlers/Kids
Thank you Fly Tot for sponsoring this post; however, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.
Flying with your child can sound super scary, but it doesn’t have to be difficult. The first time I flew with Izzy she was 4 months old and I pretty much nursed her anytime she was upset…so it was “easy”. Once your baby becomes more of an explorer (& especially once they get their own seat) these tips will come in handy.
We love color wonder markers and scented crayons. The color wonder keeps from Izzy from making a mess and the scented crayons make coloring a little more interesting.
We brought just a few small toys for Izzy in her carry on, along with tiny travel sizes of play doh.
3. Fly Tot
This is one of those inventions you wish you thought of. But honestly this was our first time having Izzy fly with her own seat. You know what, we wanted to utilize that space. So when I saw the Fly Tot I had to give it a whirl. Guys it’s super lightweight, easy to inflate and deflate and honestly a must for flying with kids. It acts as a seat extender for your child when flying. This way they can lay down and sleep during those early morning or late night flights. They can even lay on their back and watch a movie on their iPad, like Izzy did. Or they can lay on their tummy and have extra space to color, play and snack.
Here is Izzy passed out on our very early morning flight utilizing her extra seat space.
Keep in mind you are to inflate the Fly Tot after take off. Here are some FAQs that may be helpful if you have questions. Fly Tot is accepted on over 50 airlines worldwide. So I highly suggest you try it out. We will be bringing it with us every flight from here on out!
Snacks a must at home and out and about, so of course they are a must when flying! I typically bring 4-5 types of snacks Izzy likes and a little treat. A treat for her is gummies or recently we flew around the holidays the mini candy canes. She loves them! If your child is near melt down mode the treat will come in handy. Chose your battles guys, and I suggest not to battle on a plane. I also always check (put snacks in a checked bag) a bunch of snacks for Izzy too so I have some to restock the bag for flying home and have her favorite snacks while we are on vacation.
6. Favorite Cup
You will want to pack a favorite cup for your child. Although the cup needs to be empty as you go through security, you’ll want it later to fill up. Once on the plane or in the airport before heading to the gate I’ll get water to fill Izzy’s water bottle/spill proof cup with.
Izzy has an iPad. Yes I’m THAT parent! She gets to use the iPad in the car or traveling on a plane, in the airport etc. If you let your kid use it all the time they won’t be as excited or engaged when you hand it over. Plus… they really shouldn’t be staring at a screen all day.
Let me know if you have tried any of these or if you have any tips for me! Happy Traveling!