November 20 2009
Air travel tips for jet-setters with children!
As we embark upon the season of holiday travel, it’s time to gear-up! For those who’ve already planned a lengthy flight across the country with a teething infant or irritable toddler, do us all a favor, be ready to entertain, engage and control your child on the aircraft. An apologetic excuse for a child’s unruly behavior and the parent’s lack of preparedness will not be warmly received by passengers in close proximity!
Here’s a bag of travel tricks to avoid unexpected turbulence!
Your child may experience middle ear discomfort that comes from rapid changes in air pressure during air travel. During take off and landing, avoid the daunting ear block sensation by encouraging children to swallow to equalize the changes in pressure or buy a pair of Earplanes Children’s Ear Plugs to remedy the anguish.
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From blankets to stuffed animals, a comfort item will go the distance to soothe a young child’s discomfort while in travel mode. Also, an element of surprise will help! Bring along a standby new toy or activity as a great distraction – we love the Car Valet by Alex Toys!
Always bring healthy and filling snack for your child to survive the unexpected delays. Avoid sticky or smelly snacks that causes more social havoc than not. Fruits and sliced vegetables, dried fruit are perfect treats until you reach your destination!
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