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Flying with children

With the holiday season, fast approaching take the stress out of traveling with these amazing tips for flying with children from Travelstart.

Let’s face it we have all watched countless series or movies featuring kids flying and they can certainly turn the holiday high into complete chaos. With proper planning, okay let’s be real lots of planning ahead of time and putting these amazing top tips for traveling by Travelstart into action you will be making it a memorable and joyful experience for everyone. After all, these are fun, family-filled memories to treasure!

Make sure you have a few packs of wet wipes with you. Wet wipes have so many amazing uses from freshening up between flights, cleaning up messes and spills, the numerous nappy changes it can even be used to remove makeup. It’s always good to pack medication for unforeseen illness such as vomiting, upset stomachs or fever. Check with your healthcare practitioner for natural calming supplements for anxious little ones. A backpack is great to keep on-board with those numerous packs of wet wipes, medication, change of clothing for each kid because let’s face it we have all been there and would rather be prepared.

I highly recommend using pull-ups your little one is still in nappies or potty trained and not able to hold it in. A good pair of headphones for kids are great to help them settle down try downloading familiar calming sounds or your little one’s favorite nursery or lullaby songs. Try to stick to your “normal routine” as much as possible with younger children to prevent meltdowns. The best way to do this is to book flights around their sleeping times, make sure they get their snacks and meals at the right time. Packing in your little one’s favorite soft toy and blanket is a must. For breastfeeding mums, you can get special sterilizing zip lock bags for traveling to sterilize breast pumps, bottles, and pacifiers. For babies or sensitive little ones, you can look at the option of noise reducing ear muffs. These can be found at most baby shops or online.

Here are two of my favorite tasty, healthy snacks that are easy and quick to make and perfect for traveling.

Homemade Healthy Granola Bars

Ingredients

  • 2 cups rolled oats or popped rice
  • 1/2 cup coconut optional
  • 3/4 cup chopped dry fruit (berries/ orange rind/peaches/apple/dates) or grate in fruit pieces
  • 2 tbsp Dark chocolate/cacao nips
  • 2 tbsp honey or agave nectar
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil or natural, sugar-free nut butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 pinch salt

Instructions

  1. Roast dry mix for 10minutes until golden brown

    Mix the other ingredients in a saucepan over a medium-low heat pour over roasted mix and spread into a baking tin / deep dish for bars, for granola spread out on a baking tray.

    Bake for a further 10- 15minutes. Allow to cool down then cut into bars and keep in an airtight container. For tasty granola leave on greaseproof paper to cool down.

    Enjoy!

 

Apple, honey and cinnamon crisps.

Grill apple slices in the oven with honey and cinnamon keep in a ziplock bag.

 

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