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Sep 02, 2008


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Agreed. Especially curbside check in. Do it. It's worth every penny. As for international trips, I have done two. One when my son was 17 months and my daughter was 5 weeks. It was bad. My son was confused about why he fell alseep at nighttime and then woke up 4 hours later to daytime. He cried his head off and then fell alseep. Jet lag sucks for kids. I did another international flight when my daughter was 13 months and my son was 2.5. My oldest watched 10 hours of movies and LOVED it. The younger one fussed the whole time about being in her seat. It was the longest ride ever.

We were always stripped searched in the early days since we were international travelers with Middle Eastern countries on our passports. I finally knew to expect added security and grumbled about it the whole way and even cried the first 2 times, but by the last few times I laughed it off and made it a game (which is HARD to do after 10 hours of flying with two little ones!)


This post really hits home because I travelled alone with my four and two-year-olds last week. Like an idiot, I brought my single, rather than double buggy, figuring that my four-year-old would be fine to walk. Wrong. I also had a new experience -- using an airplane bathroom (I am pregnant and relaly had to pee) with BOTH of my children in there with me. It was beyond tight. I have travelled with them alone probably a dozen times before -- but this time almost brought me to tears. Travelling with three is going to be a hoot.


I have only traveled once with my son, when he was five months old. We got delayed for several hours but made it through without any tears (on the plane, at least). I dread the days when I have to travel with two kids, I'm hoping they're a long way off.

I would seriously recommend buying the extra seat if you can afford it. Your kid(s) will most likely be on your lap most of the trip but it's great to have the extra room to put them and all of the accompanying toys/bags and accessories.


A friend suggested these great crayons...they are triangular...instead of round...so they won't roll off the tray while your kids are coloring! Genius! (Crayola makes them and you can find them with the rest of the art/crayon stuff at most stores). I also bought an 'external' battery that you can plug into your portable DVD player. It provides 3 additional hours of battery time which can be a lifesaver.

I am a fan of letting the kids run around until the LAST possible second before you must board the plane. Sometimes boarding can take forever...and my kids would get so restless.

Last point, if you are travelling on frequent flyer miles, it is often not that many more miles to fly first class. We just flew to Boston and it was only 10,000 miles per ticket extra for first class...well worth it for the extra room and better snacks (one of the benefits of having a husband that flies 100K miles per year!!).

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Traveling with babies around can be a hell if your kids don't respond to your language.I suggest to always keep some activity stuff for your children while traveling so as to keep them busy.A lap baby is rather easy to handle then the one who can freely move around making things worst for you.


Pack wayyy more diapers than you ever imagine you will use. My girls are 16 months apart and I've had three trips where I've been delayed overnight without our luggage. Once we were stuck in the Atlanta airport for 8 hours in the middle of the day. We were on our last diaper by the time we finally arrived in Austin.

We always pack the diaper bag like this: Two one gallon ziplocks (one for each girl) with a pair of pajamas, an extra pair of clothes and plastic shopping bags in case of a blow out.

I second (or third) the stroller suggestion not only to restrain and transport stray children but if you get stuck, you'll need a safe place for the kids to sleep.

We've never taken the car seat just so we could have some extra room and the fact that if the baby is out of the seat then they are forced to be in the small space between you and a no doubt annoyed passenger in front of you.

We recently did a 32 hour trip from New York to New Zealand with our 3 year old and almost 2 year old. They were troopers and you just have to surrender to them having their moments. Heck, I wanted to cry at the end of the flight so I couldn't begrudge them that.


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