I’d like to say that I have gotten used to long trips out of the country with my children. It is something we enjoy doing, experiencing other cultures and lifestyles. During our travels we have learned what we should leave at home and things we should bring to make our travels a lot easier on our children and ourselves.
Headphone splitters come to the rescue is you have a movie or music on one tablet or device. They are really cheap to purchase and we use them all the time on flights.
A good neck pillow is a necessity when sleeping on the plane. One of our favorite kids travel pillows is the BubbleBum Sneck (www.bubblebum.co/us/product/sneck/). This comfy travel pillow’s micro-bead filled pillow pods and cozy material allow your child to sleep in total comfort, while providing head and neck support.
Not all planes are updated with an outlet to charge your devices. Be sure you get a battery pack with at least 10,000 mAh, so it will be sufficient enough to charge larger devices like tablets.
This may seem obvious, but it’ll beat spending $5 or more per snack on the flight.
This is something I am always telling parents. Head to the store before the trip and buy a new toy. Something cheap, but one that the kids have never seen before. Pack it in a backpack or carry-on and surprise the kids once they get antsy on the flight. It will usually keep them happy for a couple hours since it’s a brand new toy.
Airplanes can get cold, especially at night. Even if you are flying to tropical paradise, pack a sweatshirt, sweatpants and socks for the whole family.