Traveling with children can sometimes be quite overwhelming and it’s a good idea to be prepared.
Traveling with children can sometimes be quite overwhelming and it’s a good idea to be prepared. Children under two generally fly for free and you don’t need to purchase a specific seat and if you are lucky, you might be able to place them in the spare seat beside you. Make sure their footwear is easy to slip on and off when going through customs. Breastfeed (if that’s still an option) or give child a bottle during take-off and landing to help deal with cabin pressure. Keep your children occupied during the flight with simple snacks like crackers, cheese and double on everything; diapers, food, clothes. Always prepare for unexpected delays at the airport. Make sure you come with a good supply of fluids to keep your child hydrated and happy. We highly recommend requesting and/or purchasing your seat selection in advance. Be sure to check in online 24 hours prior, and ask your travel agent how to select the best seats for your family. Request bulk head seating if you can as there is extra legroom and it makes holding a child in your lap much more comfortable, not to mention there's more room on the ground for your bulky diaper bag. By airline regulations, children are allowed to sit on your lap until they are two years old, however we suggest buying a seat for your child if they are over 1.5-years-old, especially if it's a longer flight. That way they can sit in their own seat, play with their toys, and if you're lucky, take a nap.