Now, traveling as a family is a bit more challenging specifically when we talk about baggage. And if you have a toddler like me, I am pretty sure you bring a lot of stuff most common travelers don’t bring. Take the case of the proverbial car seat, to gate check or to bring it aboard. What to do? I always make sure that my kid’s stroller and car seat are gate checked. You’ve heard the stories, about strollers and car seats checked in along with your baggage. If it’s not damaged, it gets misplaced by the baggage handlers and your car seat gets delayed by a day or two. It is not worth the hassle! So better get a car seat travel bag. Check out AMT PRO and get this awesome car seat travel bag ONLY $29.77! TOTAL CONVENIENCE for a gate check car seat bag FOR LESS THAN $30.
But other than the trying to gate check a car seat, here is some stuff that you might want to look at if you want a worry free travel with your kids:
- Replace your stroller
Passing through the airport is difficult enough. Doing it with a toddler on a harness, a luggage, and a backpack is absolutely ridiculous. That is why you always bring a stroller for your kid. So what do you do? Bring both. You need the stroller for long walks, you don’t want to strain yourself carrying your baby all the time. But there will be several instances where a harness is more practical. So bring a harness and have the stroller gate checked. You don’t have to bring it aboard the plane so don’t sweat it.
- Keep the kids away from the aisle seat
Seriously? You are not supposed to take the window seat! You need that to entertain your kid and you need to keep them off the aisle seat. Why? Because it is dangerous for them. As the beverage cart passes by, there is a great possibility your child can get hit. If not, the hot coffee pot or water is only an arm’s reach. So keep them safe.
- Use pull-ups!
Your toddler may have just recently outgrown pull-ups. But trust me, using pull-ups on a crowded flight can prove to be very useful. Especially if there is a queue going to the lavatory. You don’t want your kid to pee, or worse poo while waiting for the next person to finish. It can be a major disaster.
I have more on my list, so stay tuned. More air travel hacks to come!