So, what else do you need to do to make sure your trip with your kid or kids will be hassle free? As we continue with the air travel hacks provided by our experienced subject matter experts. They highly recommend the following:
1. Get your kids some sleep
Get your kids as much sleep as you can. They need to have to get as much sleep as possible regardless of the time of flight. Although we do recommend very early flights when its less crowded and the kids are still sleepy. This will help you make the necessary time adjustment once you’ve arrived at your destination.
2. Keep them Hydrated
Before the flight, during and upon arrival you should encourage them to drink. But when you do, don’t forget to make sure they have their pull-ups on. This helps you a lot. Don’t worry about frequent visits to the toilet (when able) the pull up is your back up plan. What’s important is, you are hydrated.
3. Get back to your routine
Upon arrival, re-establish your routine on your location’s time zone. This will help you make the transition.
4. Step out and walk
Light walks, exercise and natural light will help you reset your body clock. So as soon as you’ve arrived, make sure you stretch those legs and start walking.
5. Avoid Caffeine (that includes soda) after 2 pm.
You are supposed to go to sleep during the flight. Needless to say, caffeine will keep you up during the rest of the trip. You do need rest.
These surprisingly simple hacks can really make a difference for you and your kids. You just need to keep in mind that you need to prepare. Just like your kid’s car seat. You’ve heard the stories, about 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.