Whether to take the child on an air trip
Sometimes it happens that an urgent need to fly – for work or for personal matters, and there is no one to leave the child with. This situation makes many parents a difficult choice – to refuse an important trip or still take their child with them. I would like to assure you that air travel is a much more sparing option for travel than the notorious train or even a personal car. Indeed, in this case, you significantly gain time, which in this situation is one of the main advantages.So to take your child with you on a trip, of course, carefully preparing for it, is quite realistic.
To do this, have a conversation with him about the rules of conduct in an airplane. Explain that it is strictly forbidden to move around the cabin, you must be sure to fasten your seat belt, and you take it to the toilet yourself, if necessary.
The second thing to take care of is the first-aid kit and things for the baby. The plane has everything you need for unforeseen cases, but it will be better if you yourself prepare for yourself and the child proven and familiar medicines. If the child, as a rule, is cradled in ordinary transport, then it can be assumed that he will not feel well in the plane. Therefore, it is better to give the baby the right medicine before boarding the plane. Also stock up with all the necessary personal hygiene products (napkins, diapers) for the child and take a change of clothes just in case.
Finally, prepare for your child his favorite toys, it will be good if you buy something new. Give the toys one at a time, as they bother the little traveler. When the supply of “interesting” old toys is exhausted, invite the child to play a new toy. By the way, if you see that there are still passengers with children in the cabin, suggest sitting next to the kids so they can make friends and play.
If the child is restless, you should consider the option of flying at night, when the child will be easier to put to bed. So, firstly, you will not bring down his regime, and secondly, you will get a chance to survive the flight with the least moral losses, both for the baby and for yourself. If you will not take a separate place for the crumbs, then be sure to bring a sling with you. This will allow you to safely eat, read or sleep with the baby in your arms.
In general, tune in to an easy flight and a good trip. Your calm will surely set the child in the same mood.