Tips For Traveling With Kids

16 Jul

Tips for Traveling with Kids

This weekend, Big A is heading to the Grandparents’ house. For a month…It’s bittersweet, really. I know she’s in capable hands since they are my parents afterall but a month is a really long time. I’m sure she won’t have a problem with it since this has been the tradition for the last 3 or 4 years. It also doesn’t hurt that they’re her second favorite people (second only to Little A which is so adorable and sweet). I’m a close third…

Since she’s only 6, I will be escorting her to the Grandparents’ house. Oh, and bringing along Little A because I like to do things the hard way and so the rest of the fam can meet him. He is only 8 months old so he hasn’t met most of them yet seeing as they’re in a different country and all. Oh, and I’m not bringing the Hubs because he has class. So that’s me and 2 kids. Alone. On a plane. (Not technically alone since there will be other people on the plane but you know what I mean…)

Typically, my preparation plans for trips is simple: Throw a bunch of stuff in a suitcase at midnight the night before our 6am flight and hope I have what we need when we get there.

But since this time I’ll be outnumbered 2 to 1, I definitely want to be prepared. Here are some great travel tips I’m taking advantage of for our upcoming trip:

Plan ahead. Make a packing list (and use it) and pack at least a full day in advance (that way if you remember you forgot to pack something, you’re still at home and can just toss it in). Travel Mamas has some great packing lists for traveling with children that you can print out to use!

Know the rules. Check out the TSA’s site on traveling with children to get info about the airport screening process and rules for traveling with formula/breastmilk. Also, check your local airport website to see if they have additional information on getting kids through security screenings (special family lanes, etc.).

Bring food and snacks. Airport food is expensive and not even all that good sometimes so spare yourself the hassle and come prepared with snacks you know your kids like. Check out these awesome homemade(!) travel snack ideas from Simple Bites.

Pray. For safe travels and patience and strength to get you through the rough moments (which are hopefully few and far between).

The Lord shall preserve your going out and your coming in From this time forth, and even forevermore.” Psalm 121:8 (NKJV)


One Response to “Tips For Traveling With Kids”


  1. Homemade Hump Day: Snacks on a Plane Recipe Roundup | For Real in Real Life - July 17, 2013

    […] posted earlier this week some tips for traveling with kids which included bringing food with you. I usually will just bring a couple PB&J’s and some […]

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