Keeping The Kids Happy When Flying 

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It’s been a while since I have written about what we do and specifically bring to keep the kids happy when we fly. Specifically I’ll focus on our pre-school aged kids and what their top gear is while traveling. When they are happy, mom and dad are happy and so are the rest of the travelers around!

Keeping The Kids Happy When Flying

A few years ago I outlined what I put in our carry-on bag for baby/toddler travels. You can see that post here, What To Put In The Carry-On Bag – Packing List For Small Children. In looking back a that list, many items are very much the same but, as they get older there are some differences.

Here’s an updated list for pre-school aged children that you can use to pack for your next trip:

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Bottom Line

It’s all about preparation. Do you have enough things to keep your kids happy and calm while traveling. Don’t forget that that includes not only the 4 hour flight but, also your time before boarding (whether in the club lounge or not.) So make sure to pack smart and the kids and your travel companions will thank you!

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The Weekly Flyer writes about travel from a business traveler perspective. He travels the world every week accumulating points and miles along the way.

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