Travelling can be a big source of anxiety and travelling with young kids is sometimes dismissed as being too difficult to be worth the trouble. Moses had neither the luxury of advance planning when he had to pack up everything in the desert, nor did he have the vast array of resources that are available today to facilitate travel planning, but follow his lead in having a little faith. These three broad tips will make travelling with young children seem less daunting.
Before leaving, some smart planning can help ensure you have an enjoyable time. Go old school and pick up the phone to call the airline. You would be surprised that a short conversation, after being on hold for ages, will leave you with complimentary seat selection and extra baggage allowance. Calling ahead also gives you a greater chance of securing the bulkhead seat for longer overseas flights. These seats provide extra legroom, a bassinet for newborns, and are free of charge for travellers with a child under two. [Read more…]