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If you’re traveling by plane without children this holiday season, congratulations. But if you’re like many tired, desperate-to-get-to-your-destination parents with small children in tow, take heart.
The thought of bringing small children on a plane can put the most laid back parents into panic mode. But you can travel with kids and still keep your sanity.
Here are 7 tips for a smoother flight when you’ve got little ones on board:
Even if you follow all of the above, flying with small kids can be unpredictable. Just remember, if your child is an unruly mess on the flight, most people will understand — especially if they see you making an effort. Some parents have even resorted to handing out peace offerings (aka candy and earplugs) to nearby passengers.
If you still encounter some grumpy folks, don’t sweat it. Soon you’ll be off the plane … and hopefully you’ll never, ever have to see those people again!
How have you coped with air travel with small kids? Do you have any tips to share with other parents? We’d love to hear your thoughts!
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