We got our first inflatable airplane bed for toddlers way back in 2016 and have been using that original Fly Tot inflatable airplane seat cushion plus a couple of others ever since. We always find a way to bring them on our long haul flights with toddlers and kids.
As parents, there’s nothing quite as bad as being stuck in a cramped space and trying to manage an overactive toddler. Though the flight is just a small part of the trip, we all still want it to go well, but there are no guarantees when flying with a toddler. There is one thing that can help improve a flight with a toddler immensely and that’s getting a toddler to sleep on the airplane. If only there were airplane beds for toddlers?😉
Once you’ve paid for your flights, hotel and budgeted for all your activities there might not be much left over for extra toddler travel gear.
In our post on flying with a toddler, we give advice on how to keep your toddler busy and what to expect during your flight. A long haul flight with a toddler can be a little intimidating, but setting the right expectations is half the battle. Of course, one of the key tips to surviving a flight with a toddler is to get them to sleep, so we thought it would be helpful to expand on how to get a toddler to sleep on a plane.
Whether you are bringing your baby to meet family for the first time or simply going on your first family vacation, baby’s first road trip is an exciting event. But, let’s be honest – your first long road trip with baby or toddler can be every bit as intimidating as baby’s first flight.
A beach vacation with a baby is perfect for the whole family. Tired parents will love the relaxing tropical scenery of the beach, while babies will love playing in the sand and water! But the sun is powerful in the tropics and there is rarely shade on the beach, so you’ll need to take extra steps to protect your baby from the sun.
Having the right gear is essential to keeping your baby safe in the tropical sun. To protect your baby from the sun, you’ll need the right baby beach clothing, approved baby sunblock and a sun shade for babies to keep your baby cool in the sun.
Sun safety for babies is a primary concern of new parents, but there are a few other things to be aware of. If your beach holiday with baby takes you to the tropics, there are additional tropical safety concerns to be aware of such as diarrhea, tropical diseases and insect bites.
Here are eight safety tips for taking your baby on a tropical beach holiday:
Raise your hand if you’ve ever spent an evening sitting on your hotel bed in the dark afraid to move for fear of waking your baby sleeping nearby. Or maybe you heard your baby moving early in the morning and if she sees you, it’s all over. Everyone is up for the day.
The holiday season is here! Who has time for Black Friday Shopping? You’ve been busy planning your trip to introduce your new baby to your family.
Call them what you will, Baby’s First Flight Bags or Airplane Kindness Bags, please DO NOT hand them out when you are flying with a baby for the first time.
Let’s be honest, if you are traveling with a baby or toddler primarily in the United States or Canada then you do not need a portable high chair. Almost every restaurant will have a high chair available for you to use. As you begin to travel internationally with a baby, you will find that this is not always the case, even if a restaurant is family-friendly.