When I was younger I used to see these moms in airports carrying their babies 👶🏻👶🏼 their bags and their kids pulling some cute suitcases behind them. I remember thinking: "how great!! me too one day I'll take my kids all around the world and it will be so fantastic to share these adventures with them".
When you become a mother the way you used to think changes, it's pretty much inevitable but guess what? That's one thought of mine that did NOT change.
Each time I'm able to travel with my kids I feel so privileged to see new places with my little explorers.
I'm not gonna lie, I do miss eating my food in peace while watching a movie on the plane but apart from that I still feel pretty lucky to be one of these moms carrying my babies, my bags and having my toddler pull his Mickey Mouse suitcase. 😃
I had the chance to fly in economy class, comfort class and business class.
I have done train trips 🚂 , boat trips 🛥 long long long car trips 🚙 (we crossed the USA from West to East with our first son when he was 16months old) and plane trips✈️, many many plane trips.
I have gone on long and short distance flight with one kid.I have done stopovers and direct flights.
So far with my 3 kids, the longest flight was 3hours (we are planning a 14hours flight to LA soon.. wish us luck!!). Often I found the shortest flights harder for some reason, maybe because the kids don't have the time to settle and often the planes are smaller and less comfortable.
All this to say, over these past 3 and a half years travelling with young children I have come up with my own little tips and I wanted to share them with you. 😉
Tips to travel with your little ones. (By plane but could also apply to train travel)
Hi there, I'm Pascaline, a french expat in Istanbul. I'm a traveler, an artist at heart and I have a toddler and twins running around my house. My hubby is Superman and is pretty busy flying around the world. When I have a little bit of time I day dream, try to explore foreign places and most of all I try to better myself everyday and grow into the person I would like to be.