Flying with kids is a stressful experience, which is why parents often try to do too much in order to make sure everything is in the best order. By doing so, they often make some common parent mistakes that actually make things worse. Check out some of the below so you know how to avoid them.
It seems logical to board as early as possible when traveling with kids. However, this isn’t always a good idea. There is a better chance that your kid will become cranky and restless if they are forced to sit in an uncomfortable airplane seat for longer. Instead, be among the last passengers to board the plane and let your kid play at the airport in the meantime.
Not Paying Extra to Sit Together
Parents usually assume that they will get seated next to their kids when they purchase a seat on the plane. But that sometimes won’t be the case if the airline has an automatic seating system. To avoid this scenario, make sure to pay extra to reserve seats that are next to each other.
Not Doing a Toilet Check
Toilets in airplanes are quite inconvenient and get crowded. This is why you should always do a toilet check shortly before boarding the plane.
Bringing Just One Entertainment Option
Don’t expect your kid to be satisfied with only having one entertainment option at their disposal while flying. Even if it is something they like, there is always a chance that they will get bored of it at some point and want something new.