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Taking the brood along?

SRIYA NARAYANAN

Travelwithyourkids.com comes up with useful suggestion while travelling with the kids



Different journey With kids

“Expect problems, go with the flow and everything will work out great”. These are words of wisdom from a website written ‘by parents, for parents’. At travelwithyourkids.com, one of the featured articles is a list of top five tips that are not only sensible and easy to follow but are also clearly based on personal experience as the author tells parents to be wary of ‘one-trick toys’ and keeping kids’ nap schedules in mind while choosing flight timings. It covers different stages of planning and is categorised neatly into sections titled ‘before you go’, ‘on the plane’, ‘once you’re there’ and ‘going home’.

For more detailed information on air travel with children, check out flyingwithkids.com. A flight attendant gives you the dope on ear pressure, choosing the right seats for them and tells parents not to rely on airline snacks alone.

It also has FAQs on whether to board first or last, deciding where to sit depending on the weight and age of your kids and offers a free brochure on child safety while flying. At airsafe.com/kidsafe, you can look up the index that includes articles on unaccompanied minors and child restraint systems. Click on the Parent Directory to read about the fear of flying and personal safety.

Flyingrugrats.com has dozens of sections that deal with keeping your kids entertained during long trips, discomfort and injuries during travel and establishing discipline.

Single parents can log on to singleparenttravel.net/writing to read articles on the subject of travelling alone with toddlers, children and teenagers. While advice from professionals in the field is welcome, it’s also a good idea to browse through websites where the content is user-generated as these are the stories of ordinary people who’ve been there, done that and lived to tell the tale.

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