Navigating: Car Seats on the Plane
Flying solo with a baby or toddler can be stressful, but this part is straightforward if you’re prepared. Q. Do I have to have a car seat for my infant on the plane? No. You don’t have to use a car seat, or even buy your child separate seat at all, as long as they are 24 months or younger. However,...
Traveling with kids is great – until the moment it isn't. These 8 items solve many of the problems parents face when traveling with kids, from keeping what you need handy on the plane to making sure your phone-mad tweens and teens always have handy wi-fi. Travelmate: If you have $1000-plus dollars to spend on a suitcase, this is...
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Caring for young children at home with all their toys and plenty of space, that's one thing. It's another entirely to get your kids onto a plane. No one enjoys airports, so the other passengers are grumpy, just waiting for your kids to make a peep. And they will. You can't calm your kids down with a change of scenery....
So many parents, whether single or partnered, put off travel “until the kids get older” because they’re afraid of the flight. Nobody wants to be that parent with a screaming child that makes everyone around them miserable. Knowing your child is unhappy is bad enough without enduring angry stares and comments from your fellow passengers. We all hope our...
We’ve all been there -- the line at the grocery store is long, and baby is tired.  Cue the crying. It happens everywhere and sometimes for no reason. Babies, toddlers and little kids cry, this is a fact of life. We’re all used to it. But when it comes time to travel, being cramped in a tight space at...
When you’re traveling, you need both hands to corral your kids, not lug around a heavy car seat. You can rent gear for when you get to your destination, but if you want the car seat to buckle your child into on the plane — or to use in your rental car as you leave the airport — you’ll need...
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