Tips for Air Travel with an Active Toddler

Eating, Traveling, Living Mindfully

Flights can be among the most stressful and unmanageable times
for your toddler, and for you if your toddler is especially active. After all,
a confined space, distractions, strangers, noisy announcements, and air
pressure changes are only a few ingredients that can lead up to one horrible
flight. Here are some tips to help you prepare for a long flight with your
toddler.

  • Take care of yourself. You will not be able to take care of anyone else effectively unless YOUR needs are met. When you are taken care of, you can approach the flight from a calmer mindset. Remember, your toddler looks to you for cues when in a new environment. If you are worked up, they are worked up. If they are worked up, try your best to breathe and offer the support you can without depleting your energy.

  • Get wiggles out before getting onto the plane! Find…

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