Everything you need to know about flying with kids

Flying with kids

The first trip with a baby can be quite stressful especially when you travelling by plane. We didn’t know what we can expect and how our baby will react for e.g when the cabin pressure will change. Plus we were driving to the airport about 3 am. Fortunately, our LP is a lovely baby and he (I hope) love travelling the same as his parents.

First of all, before you start planning your journey check which airports are family friendly. What does it mean? They should have dedicated family security lanes, kids zones (play areas), restaurants with children’s menu and high chairs, baby changing facilities. After choosing right airport you need to consider what to do with baby’s milk. Especially when you are not breastfeeding.  Good news is that you can take it as much as you need (you can skip 100 ml rule). However, they can ask you to try it to be sure that you don’t have arsenic [ 🙂 ] in a baby bottle. The best idea is to pre-order cartons of baby milk and takes it from the store after security check.

When we travel with an infant we can take 1 bag for babies accessories and it can weight 5 kg. I need t say it made my life a little bit easier. It’s hard to pack everything only in one suitcase. Good idea is to ask if you can send your hand luggage to the cargo hold. You will spend maybe 10-15 minutes more on airport after arrival but you will have free hands. As you know is very important when you need to take care of baby [if your baby starts walking probably you will need 2 pairs of hands:D].

Worth to know that almost all planes have changing unit on board. If you will need hot water for milk don’t hesitate to ask stewardess.If your baby is not 2 years old you will pay about 90% less for his ticket. Although he needs to share a seat with you. If you taking pram you will not need to pay for it. What’s really useful you can take one extra baby accessories like a car seat or travel cot.

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You can prepare a list what you must have on board. I have one for you which you can use 🙂

  • think about dummy or something that your baby can suck. Or you can have a bottle of water/milk and when the plane will landing give it to baby to swallow.
  • You need to remember about your baby’s favourites toys, cuddles etc. Our son most of the flight was sleeping but older babies probably will be more interesting to play. Then you should pack crayons, colouring books, storybook
  • worth to have something new what baby didn’t see before- hopefully it will take his attention
  • always remember about extra clothes for your little one and take a blanket with you because it’s quite cold on board.
  • for older kids take some juice, sandwiches, fruits and favourite sweets.

Also, it’s good to know that when your flight is delayed you have right to claim compensation. I don’t need to say how painful it can be especially when you are travelling with kids. Once we had to wait almost 4 hours. And we were already on the board and we can’t even get a hot food! It can be a real nightmare so at least you can get some money back.

On the end, I would like to say that the funniest was (for us) when people were surprised that such a little baby is ready for flying. I don’t see anything strange in it because if the baby is with parents he will feel everywhere like at home:) Even if your sweetheart will be stressed in that new situation remember that your arms are the most comfortable place to be.
If you have any question please feel free to ask in comments:)

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  • Reply Katrina Jean Carter

    Great tips! I don’t have kids yet but my sister just gave birth last month and will definitely be sharing these with her 🙂 I think when it comes to older kids we are lucky that most if not all planes nowadays have a tv as well. That way they can just watch! 🙂

    20 August 2016 at 00:04
  • Reply Veethee Dixit

    Amazing tips! I’ll definitely be sharing these tips with my friends who have kids. Kids are sooo possessive about their toys that they need them wherever they go..!!:)

    20 August 2016 at 10:54
  • Reply Camilla Leung

    Good tips for parents. They are always in trouble while have a trip with kids. Hope kids and parents are enjoying their trips with your tips!

    20 August 2016 at 11:22
  • Reply Shannon

    I thought you couldn’t get liquids and food through security and you had to buy it in the airport?

    20 August 2016 at 14:38
    • Reply ohmummymia

      Yes you can. I even had water to prepare milk and I didn’t have aby problem with that

      20 August 2016 at 18:42
  • Reply Marce mndza

    I know is not so easy because the last year I was with my son (2 months old in that moment) taking a fly to Dominican republic for see my family. So stressful omg. Thanks for the tips

    20 August 2016 at 17:43
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      4 October 2016 at 16:01
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        4 October 2016 at 16:09
  • Reply The Graceful Mist

    Babies` moods can often be unpredictable. Its always better to be prepared when travelling. Taking into account the baby`s usual preferences is always good.

    21 August 2016 at 10:40
    • Reply ohmummymia

      Totally agree with you 🙂

      21 August 2016 at 11:12
  • Reply walkwithmisspiggy

    I don’t have a baby yet but if ever I have and will fly with him oh I will pray to God that things would be okay. Their tantrums scares me a lot. Will bear this stuffs in mind for future use.

    21 August 2016 at 15:53
  • Reply You Baby Me Mummy

    Great tips! It is so important to be prepared! Thanks for linking up to #TheList x

    25 August 2016 at 14:19
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