Pack This! The “Trayblecloth” for Flying Toddlers & Preschoolers–and Ideas for What to Pack in It
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Pack This! The “Trayblecloth” for Flying Toddlers & Preschoolers–and Ideas for What to Pack in It

When I board an airplane with my kids, it’s hard to know what I want to hit first with my antibacterial hand wipes: The safety belt buckles? The arm rests? Or the fold-out tray where our gadgets and goodies and snacks will inevitably end up? The “Trayblecloth” goes one better than a wipe–at least where…

Flying with Infants: Checklist for Getting an Airplane Bassinet
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Flying with Infants: Checklist for Getting an Airplane Bassinet

Flying with infants in airplane bassinets or skycots – If you have an overseas flight with an infant in your future, chances are you’re hoping to take advantage of the airplane bassinets available on some long-haul flights. If so, a few quick words of advice: “Don’t assume anything.” Truth is, it’s a lot easier to…

When SHOULD you take advantage of family pre-boarding?

When SHOULD you take advantage of family pre-boarding?

If you’ll be flying with an energetic toddler, there are a few things you might rather do with the extra time you’d spend together in the airplane if you opt for family pre-boarding; undergoing root canal work may be among them. But while many parents and seasoned travelers are quick to say, “Wait as long…

Should the FAA force parents to buy seats for babies and toddlers?

Should the FAA force parents to buy seats for babies and toddlers?

Join the conversation! Please, share your own thoughts on this with a comment below this post. In case you haven’t yet heard, there is a petition circulating in an effort to end the practice of allowing babies and toddlers less than 2 years old to fly as “lap children” on airplanes in the U.S.  While…