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10 Tips for Traveling with Kids on Airplanes

Bring a Kid-friendly Carry-on

You've probably heard horror stories about planes that have been diverted or delayed, leaving passengers trapped on board for much longer than expected. Now picture yourself in this scenario with a hungry baby who's desperately in need of a diaper change. To reduce your risk of disaster when flying with a child, always plan for the worst, and pack a carry-on that contains everything your kid might need to make it through the flight. Throw in plenty of diapers and wipes, and don't forget extra formula. Bring at least one change of clothes for your little one, as well as an extra set of clothing for yourself, just in case. If your child has a favorite toy or must-have item like a blanky, place it within easy reach so you can access it in a pinch. While you can't prevent delays and other disasters, you can make sure you're prepared to handle them and keep your kid and yourself as comfortable as possible in the meantime.