Pro Tips for Flying as an Unaccompanied Minor

Pro Tips for Flying as an Unaccompanied Minor

Have you ever considered allowing your child to fly unaccompanied?  For many parents across the world, they encounter a situation where they may need to send their child on a flight by themselves.  Sometimes a road trip isn't a possibility. A child flying alone can be emotionally overwhelming for both parent and child.  However, many airlines have strict policies and procedures in place for just this type of situation.  My nephew has been flying unaccompanied for over a year.  He has put together his tips to make the trip easier for both the parent and the child.

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12 Tips For Making Long Haul Flights Easier with Kids

12 Tips For Making Long Haul Flights Easier with Kids

12 Tips for Long Haul Flights with Kids. Whether you’re looking for ways to score kid friendly meals, looking for easier ways to get your kids to sleep or ways to keep them entertained, I’ve got tips for making your long haul flight easier and more enjoyable!

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Best Travel Apps for Toddlers & Preschoolers

Best Travel Apps for Toddlers & Preschoolers

I allow both of my toddlers access to iPads when we travel.  Whether in the car, plane, or train.  For me, it isn’t about quantity, but quality.  Are they mindlessly watching movie after movie or are they learning the alphabet, counting, shapes or colors?  I recently asked several other mothers what educational applications they love for their preschool age kids. I compiled their answers and below you will find the most recommended apps for toddlers.

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9 Tips to Get Your Child to Sleep on a Plane

9 Tips to Get Your Child to Sleep on a Plane

Every parent wants their young child to sleep on an airplane.  It’s just the truth.  Having a sleeping kid on an airplane makes everyone less stressed.  Whether your flight is 2 hours or 15 hours, it’s a good feeling to get some much needed relaxation while the little one snoozes the miles away.  We have put a baby to sleep on an airplane, put a toddler and a baby to sleep on an airplane and we’ve even gotten two toddlers to sleep on an airplane. We have one good sleeper and one not so good sleeper, so it’s not always easy. In order to help other parents who feel overwhelmed by sleep time on a plane, I put together 6 ways to get your child to sleep on a flight, so let’s get snoozing!

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How To Successfully Travel with Breastmilk

How To Successfully Travel with Breastmilk

How to Travel with Breastmilk covers everything from how to get through TSA, liquid limits, road tripping with breastmilk, how to ship breast milk, how to check breast milk and resources for breastfeeding moms. #breastfeeding #breastmilk #familytravel.

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15 Awesome Ways to Entertain A Toddler While Traveling

15 Awesome Ways to Entertain A Toddler While Traveling

We've traveled with a toddler.  Actually, we travel with TWO toddlers now.  We consider ourselves master toddler entertainers. HA! But seriously, we have conquered toddler boredom time and time again. OH, and while we do love a good movie, we don’t always resort to screen time to entertain our two. We’ve compiled a list of the most effective toys, books, and games that have captivated our toddlers while were trekking around the world with them. If you’re looking for toddler entertainment inspo, you’ve come to the right place!

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25 Travel Must Haves for Babies and Toddlers

25 Travel Must Haves for Babies and Toddlers

"We've traveled with a baby.  We've traveled with a toddler.  We've traveled with a baby AND toddler.   We've also traveled with a lot of crappy products and a lot of REALLY HELPFUL products. 

Here a list of the 25 BEST products we have used while traveling with our kids!"

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Top 5 Ways to Overcome Jet Lag with Kids

Top 5 Ways to Overcome Jet Lag with Kids

In our experience, jet lag can really hinder the first days of your new adventure.  We have spent days upon days living with no sleep, trying to enjoy ourselves in a new country, but failing miserably.  We have also arrived at a destination 8 hours ahead of our normal time zone with no jet lag at all -- a miracle!  Through trial and error, we have found several ways to help overcome, minimize or even avoid jet-lag all together with our kids.

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6 Reasons an Airport Lounge is Worth the Money

6 Reasons an Airport Lounge is Worth the Money

Sometimes a layover is inevitable. If you’re traveling with children, especially if you’re travelling alone with children, having the option of an airport lounge is a game changer. Between the comfy seating, free food/drink & clean bathrooms, there isn’t much to complain about. Anything that makes travel with children easier and more comfortable is a win in our book.

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How to Pack Light when Traveling with Toddlers

How to Pack Light when Traveling with Toddlers

Packing light has become my focus lately.  With 2 toddlers, it is very easy for us to over pack our bags.  We have traveled with so many bags that between the two of us, we couldn't carry all the stuff and the kids.  That is not how I want to travel.  We want to be efficient, but also have all of our necessities when we arrive.

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12 Tips to Thrive while Flying with Toddlers

12 Tips to Thrive while Flying with Toddlers

“The real question we as parents need to ask ourselves is: Is the short duration of the flight worth skipping an entire adventure?  For us, the answer is no.  We take them. We get through the flights. We get through the mile high poop diapers & melt downs. We get through by finding some really great ways of dealing with all that comes with bringing the kids along for life's ultimate adventures.”

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DockATot + Travel

DockATot + Travel

"Now, I don't know what voodoo is attached to this dang DockATot, but it worked a true miracle that only sleep deprived parents can fully appreciate.  It took our crappy sleeper and flipped her to sleeping champ.  A couple weeks after using it, she was sleeping through the night without waking at all.  We became functioning humans again."

Tavia

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