Have you had second thoughts about family travel because you are nervous about flying with kids? Today we are sharing our top tips for flying with babies and toddlers to help get over that hurdle and get out there.
ON THE PODCAST
00:30 – Kim and Tamara chat about flying with babies
05:55 – Tips for managing kids’ gear traveling on a plane
11:40 -About Becky and Paul Kortman
16:54 – Carrying less
19:32 – Best times for feeding during flight
20:08 – Don’t stress out with your baby
24:20 – Little ‘Thanks for being patient” gifts
16:35 – Bag of activities
30:30 – Five dollar upgrade
32:27 – Tips on changing diapers on the plane
37:20 – Getting a bassinet through the airline
38:22 – Favorite travel gear
41:15 – App of the week
44:30 – SHOUT OUTS!
ABOUT PAUL AND BECKY KORTMAN
The Kortmans are a family of 6 who have chosen a life of location independence. In early 2014, they sold they house and most of their possessions and began a life of travel. They’re choosing to improve their quality of life through travel and opening their kids’ eyes to a broader worldview. You can read more of the back story behind their trip on Home Along the Way or follow them on Facebook, Twitter and Google+.
TIPS FOR FLYING WITH BABIES
- One big tip for traveling with babies on a plane is to travel as light as possible.
- Wearing your baby in a carrier is a great way to cut down on your gear.
- If you are breast feeding, let your baby nurse whenever they want. It is a comfort thing!
- Don’t overthink or worry too much about what other people think.
- What to pack in your ‘bag of activities’: wikki sticks, post-it notes, etc. Don’t pack anything round because it will roll away.
FAVORITE TRAVEL GEAR
Paul and Becky like anything super comfy and easy to take on and off. Having a shirt pocket is helpful to put your phone and what not in for easy access.
APP OF THE WEEK
Most major airlines have their own app. Using their app you can check-in for your flight, keep an eye on your seat and use a mobile boarding pass.
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