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5 Tips for Keeping Kids Comfortable on Airplanes


Flying takes kids out of their comfort zones -- how can you get them back in?
Flying takes kids out of their comfort zones -- how can you get them back in?
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We've all been there -- the crowded flight, the screaming kid, the glares directed at the parent. Flying with your children can be one of the most stressful things you have to do as a parent. But it doesn't have to be a nightmare.

With the proper preparation and the right mindset, you can not only survive an airplane flight with your little one or little ones, you might even be able to walk off the airplane with your head held high and passengers saying,"Your child was so good!"

The first key to keeping kids comfortable on an airplane flight is to look at it from their perspective. Flying isn't a fun activity for most adults, and we're used to waiting, sitting still and maintaining our composure for long stretches of time.