Once upon a time, I was that traveler who would watch a family board with a baby or toddler and silently pray they weren’t sitting anywhere near me. Today, well, I still do that – only when I’m not traveling with my own kids.
Yes, I too have ruined someone’s day by boarding a plane with my little ones. But I've also learned that the woes of flying with the kiddos are far outweighed by the benefits of bringing them along to explore the world.
Today, I am proud to say that I never once had either of my children cry on a plane, run up and down the aisles, or throw a tantrum. Now 13 and 14, my dynamic duo are pros at flying – and roll their eyes when they see babies and toddlers boarding, knowing not all kids survive a flight without tears.
Save yourself from the dirty looks and the stress of dealing with an unhappy child trapped in a small space with the seatbelt lights on by using these tried-and-tested tips.
Trust me: You can make it out alive.