How to behave in an airplane with a little baby – five tips
Journey by plane with a little baby – serious test for parents even in the case when the kid behaves calmly. If the child is excited, crying, capricious – about the comfortable flight you can forget, and not only parents, but also passengers on neighboring chairs.
In this article we will tell you what your child needs to be calm all the time of the air travel. Five placed tips here give parents who have extensive experience in flights with young children and shared by them in blogs, this is not the recommendation of specialists. And, of course, such advice do not give a complete guarantee of the impeccable behavior of the child aboard the aircraft, but listen to them.
1. Choosing a flight and carrier
Flights for flights with small children should be chosen in such a way as to minimally shift the mode of sleep and feeding your baby. When choosing a carrier, pay attention to the additional amenities that the airline provides passengers with young children. Here can include individual children’s places, pendant cradles, baby food sets, pillows, blankets, changing tables in toilets. Information on these additional amenities can be found on the airline’s website.
2. Food and Drinks
You should always have children’s drinks at hand to quench the thirst and reducing pressure during racing landing, as well as removal of excitement from a child in an unfamiliar atmosphere, from a random frightement and other stressful situations. Better if it will be familiar to the child drinks, the same applies to children’s meals. In airplanes of large airlines you can offer a special children’s menu. Experienced mothers strongly recommend to take on board the apple chopped by small slices – the baby in this way can be calmed down and feed.
You can offer a baby and some kind of delicacy, forbidden in the usual setting, for example, Chupa-Chupa.
Great tool attract the attention of the child and calm him – give a new toy or a bright bauble, which he had not seen before. Such «Surprises» It is better to cook in advance, but, in the extreme case, you can buy toys or coloring in the duty-free airport kiosk. Some airlines offer passengers with children sets of toys and coloring. However, it should be taken into account – to attract the attention of the child a new toy is capable of maximum half an hour.
Be sure to take with you new books, coloring, albums of stickers and the like Children’s printing, taking into account age and peculiarities of the perception of your baby. Even the baby can calm down, reading or told him a fairy tale. Such a pastime is psychologically important in flight – the mother calms down, while its calm is transmitted by the child. Regarding children’s audiobooks and music, opinions are dismissing, but the soothing impact on the child’s headphones is celebrated almost all who flew with young children.
«Watch in window» During the flight, many adults love. And kids can be in a long time to captivate the contemplation of clouds and sunrise sunset. In addition, the place next to the porthole is calmer, the less risk that the baby will scare or even luggage someone from the interior.
In conclusion, «Anti-Soviet». Some parents are trying before flying extremely to grab their child, hoping that in the cabin he will immediately fall, and will not deliver extra hassle. Experienced traveler mothers never come: the effect of such exhaustion can be directly opposite to the expected.