Bringing a baby on broad?
It is essential to think about what to pack in your packed luggage and a carry-on bag. Check our 8 items to make sure you are ready to go to any place in the world with your beloved child.
TIPS: Check regulations regarding the size and weight of luggage and the number of carry-on allowed per person.
1. Personal documents
Keep your wallet, passport, and flight tickets out of your packed suitcase. It is a good idea to print out tickets, directions, and itineraries that you have saved on your phone just in case. Make sure that you can access them easily. Kids under 14 are not required to show any identification at TSA checkpoints, but some airlines require a birth certificate for children under 14 to prove their age. To avoid any annoyance, travel with at least a copy of your child’s birth certificate.
2. Prescription Medications
It is inevitable to carry your kid’s daily medications in your bag when you travel. If a checked bag is lost or delayed, you will not have to worry about finding a pharmacy and replacing your medications.
3. Diapers and Antibacterial Wipes
You should pack enough diapers to change if you fly with a toddler. It is better to be safe than sorry in case of an accident or spit ups. Antibacterial wipes are also a must for your child to wipe away dirt or germ on a tray table, seatbelt buckle, armrests, and entertainment-system controls.
Consider handing out disposable earplugs to your kids. It can diffuse tension if your little one may scream or cry.
5. Doll or lovely stuff (A MUST!!)**
If your child wants to fly with her favorite stuffed animal or a lovely doll, you should prepare her for the security checkpoint. Familiar stuff can get a kid’s attention during a long flight.
6. Something to chew
Until kids learn how to pop their ears during takeoffs and landings, it is a good idea to carry something to help them relieve ear pressure. For babies and toddlers, a pacifier is recommended. Older kids can sip from a water or chew gum.
7. Blanket (ANOTHER MUST)**
It is not easy to pack your blanket in a personal bag. If you can find the carry-on pillow blanket which can adapt to be a pillow or a blanket, it can save your space. You can also tuck a blanket around your sleeping child to wrap up warm.
8. Empty water bottles
If there is one thing a long haul flight is assured to do with your kids, it will dehydrate them and a tiny glass of water on flight just do not cut it. As we know it, we cannot bring a full bottle of water through airport security so you can pack an empty water bottle instead. You can ask the cabin crew nicely to fill up a bottle for you.
Air travel with kids is probably the most challenging. It is important to be prepped for any sort of mishap or emergency. You will want to have the essentials on hand all the time. This is why you have to list your stuff before packing your bag.
Take only what you really need!
We hope that this guide makes your upcoming trip with your kids a lot less stressful and way more fun. But we’re also sure of you have a hidden tip or an idea for carry-on things – and we’d love to hear about them in comments below!