Advice to those who are traveling with children
The time has come and summer is around the corner.
If you are thinking about traveling with your children, this Aerobus blog will give you advice about traveling with kids, and the route should be easier and quick for everyone.
Have you told your child that he/she will be traveling in a plane? If this is not the case, explain to your child days in advance about the trip you are about to make.
Before going on a trip with children it is always important to take them to the pediatrician to examine their ears. A small ear swelling can become a painful issue for the child during the flight.
If you are going to give your child medicine during the flight—always make sure it is prescribed from a doctor—try to give the medication to your child a couple days before the trip to see how he/she responds. In addition, if the child needs their own medications always bring the medical prescription or a copy. The airport and country may ask for it. If you decide not to bring it you run the risk that it will not be passed through, and if they are essential medications like insulin, and certain pills, etc. the vacations will turn into a nightmare.
Always remember to bring the necessary documentation. If you travel in Spain you can bring a family book, it will be valid until the child is 14 years old; but if it is an international trip, you should always bring the passport.
Lastly, and not least, is that you rest before your trip. If a trip for an adult is exhausting, imagine it for a child.
In the Airport
It is important you arrive to the airport ahead of time so the children release their energy before boarding. In many airports there are play areas for the children. If not, the airport is always an amusement and a place to discover. Let the children run and play, it is better they do it on the round instead of the flight.
An interesting activity inside of the airport is for the kids observing how planes take off and land. Before boarding, remember to take your child to the bathroom. The cleanness of the airports is better conditioned than the airplanes, and whatever change the child needs in the airport is better and faster in the same airport.
In the plane
What would be ideal is the child traveling in his or her own seat with the adaptor, however this implies another plane ticket. Clothes are another fundamental aspect; for a trip it is essential clothes are comfortable, especially for children; that´s why it is recommended to dress them with cotton garments. This type of material helps with the temperature changes.
Due to the attention of the kids does not last more than fifteen minutes, it is recommended to think of activities for the child every four hours: For example, to bring paintings, eat cookies and candy. Be careful with too much sugar, we can over excite them and get the opposite effect of what we are looking for.
If you can, chose the seats beforehand, this way you can sit close to a bathroom. In addition, the child becomes distracted looking at the sky and clouds when they sit close to the window.
If there is a moment on the plane that the child begins to cry, remain calm. When you lose control of the situation it only causes the child to become nervous and cry more, the rest of the passengers will be uncomfortable and demonstrate their discomfort before the situation.
The moment when the plane takes off just as it arrives is a critical moment for the children. They still do not know how to unclog their ears while swallowing saliva, that´s why it is recommendable they eat something in that moment, candy and gum is for older children. If it is a baby, take advantage to breastfeed, it is the best way to protect their ears.
Without a doubt, traveling with kids on a plane can be tedious, but remember: the success of a trip with children is based on the organization.
We hope this advice has helped you and enjoy a wonderful flight with your child. From Aerobus we remind we will pick you up from Barcelona to the El Prat airport, or pick you up from your flight and take you to the city, in only 35 minutes.
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