9 tips for flying with children

Let them burn energy

Longer layovers may not sound like fun, but they could be sanity savers.

Longer hours of traveling probably sound like the last thing you want to intentionally add to your trip. However, if your flight will require a layover, choosing a longer one allows your children more time to burn some energy. It will also make bathroom breaks, snack times, and any regrouping you need to take care of much less stressful. Older children who need to walk between flights will also have more time to make the connection.

Reviewed by Dr. Kristie Rivers, September 2020

References

  1. American Academy of Pediatrics. Family Friendly Flying.
  2. University of Maryland Medical Center. Motion Sickness.

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