2. Allow your toddlers or older children to each take a backpack or travel suitcase. As long as they are old enough to carry/pull it, give them responsibility for their own hand luggage. These can be filled with sticker books, games, word puzzles, a favourite cuddly toy, snacks, a gaming device if age appropriate and all the things your child needs to help keep them entertained on the flight.
3. If you can pre-book a bassinet for your baby, do so well in advance. This allows a place for your baby to sleep and gives you a chance to eat or pop to the toilet, while knowing they are safe. It may be worth spending the extra money on booking a seat for your toddler if possible.
4. Book direct flights whenever possible. Ask the cabin crew if they have any activity packs for children. Pre-book children’s meals if available. If there are children’s films showing, consider taking children’s headphones with you. Often airlines headphones don’t stay on little heads very well.
5. Getting your baby to drink milk/water during landing and take off can help prevent them getting ear pain. If you are worried or embarrassed about breastfeeding on a flight, use a Snoob breastfeeding scarf. This can be used to cover you and your baby as much or as little as you like. It can be a cosy scarf to keep mum warm and also acts as a snuggly blanket for baby.