Travelling with children
Since the summer holidays is coming up I thought now is a good time to write this blog post. Mums may be nervous travelling with children for the first time so I have put together a little list which helps the boys and I feel comfortable on the plane. My boys are 3 and 7 but have been travelling since they were 7 months. Ahaziah went on his first long haul flight to Jamaica when he was 8 months old, he was as good as gold. Micaiah travelled on the Eurostar to Disneyland Paris when he was 7 months old, he also was brilliant.
I love to carry a rucksack when I have the boys, I find it so much easier, it is out the way and I am able to have my hands free. Inside my rucksack I usually carry my
- Portable charger
- Travel adaptor
- Travel pillow
- Water bottle
I have a little A5 folder which I carry our passports, the boys birth certificate as they don’t have my surname, travel insurance documents and boarding pass if its not on my phone. I need my blanket on the plane because I find planes quiet cold, plus I love to have my home to home comforts to sleep. I also like to bring my water bottle because I buy a big bottle of water once through security and I prefer to have my own water bottle than plastic water bottles.
If we are on a long haul flight I allow the boys to bring there Trunki’s. I find that Tunki’s don’t hold a lot of things but are very handy to get around the airport and for the boys to sit on when they get tired. If they do bring a Trunki inside I put
- DVD player and DVDs
- Water bottles
- Spare clothes
- Colouring/ Activity book
- Colouring pens
If I bring a rucksack I usually have the blanket, water bottle, iPad and charger.
If your child has or needs any medication bring travel sized ones, I usually have tissue with me and I sometimes will bring a mini first aid kit. If your child is younger remember to bring bottles/ food etc.
These are the main things we need for a flight, what do you need?