Either because you want to have a restful ride yourself or because you want not to be subjected to the censure of your fellow travelers, you are likely to benefit from these tips for traveling with kids –
1. Get enough rest
If possible schedule traveling when kids are likely to be asleep. If it’s a long haul flight that you have to take, pick an overnight one, so that kids will sleep through it. Even otherwise, make sure that the kids are well rested and well fed; these two factors don’t make them irritable and cranky. Also make sure that they get enough rest while on holiday.
2. Avoid stimulation overload
You can do this, for example, by limiting the number of holiday parties children attend; so that they feel more stimulated when they get an opportunity to travel.
3. Let them burn off steam
If it is a road trip you’re taking, take rest stops at places that the kids can burn off some steam and energy.
4. Soothe babies
To soothe fussy babies, use swaddling, cuddling, a pacifier (this can be of particular use when takeoff and landing are in progress since they will help with blocked ears) and so on.
5. Prepare kids
Prepare kids or what to expect and offer positive expectations.
6. Give attention
This makes children feel special.
7. Don’t get stressed
Finally if your kids are not perfect, don’t fret; stress will make the situation worse.