This post is sponsored by Sistema®.* Taking a long-haul flight with a toddler can feel really daunting, but it doesn’t have to be that way. If you’re prepared and do a few things before you take off, it feels a lot less overwhelming, and I personally feel like a few hours of travel is worth it to get to an incredible destination where you’re going to make lifelong memories as a family. Here are a few of our best tips for taking a long-haul flight with kids:
How to survive a long-haul flight with a toddler:
Pack a Change of Clothes:
Keep Your Bedtime Routine:
Request the Infant Bassinet:
If you’re traveling with an infant-in-arms (a child under two) on a long-haul flight, you can request a seat with the infant bassinet. These seats are in the bulkhead aisles and have little bassinets that attach to the wall so your baby can sleep. These bassinets really only work for your little one to sleep if your baby is under one, but even if your baby is too big for the bassinet, you’ll get the extra leg room and space that comes with the bulkhead area and when you have a little one sharing your space, you want all the extra room you can get.
Try to Keep a Positive Mindset:
*Disclosure: This is a sponsored post that is part of an ongoing partnership with the Food Division of Newell Brands. They have provided products and monetary compensation. All thoughts and opinions expressed remain my own.