Top tips for a stress-free flight

Picture this: your little ones smiling and giggling as you embark on an adventure
together. Traveling with young children can be a joyful experience, especially
when you have the right tools and tips to make it a breeze.

At Salem Health, we understand the challenges of jet-setting with kiddos in tow, and we’re here to help you make your flight unforgettable — for all the right reasons!

  1. Pack smart, pack light: When it comes to traveling with young children, less is more. Focus on essentials like diapers, wipes, snacks and a few new-to-them toys or books to help keep flights and layovers manageable. And don’t forget to bring a change of clothes for unexpected spills and accidents!
  2. Timing is everything: Plan your flights around your child’s usual naptime or bedtime, so they can snooze through the trip. If that’s not possible, aim for times they’re well-rested to minimize crankiness (and tantrums!).
  3. Ears Popping? To ease discomfort during takeoff and landing, help equalize pressure in their ears by encouraging your child to swallow or chew with a sip of water or a snack. If your infant takes a pacifier, offer the pacifier. For school-aged children, offer sugar-free gum.

By following these tips, you’ll be well-equipped to create a stress-free flight for you and your little adventurers. You’ve got this! Enjoy the journey and embrace the wonders of travel with your young ones. Bon voyage!

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