Travelling with a toddler can be an adventure in itself, especially when it comes to flying. The thought of keeping your little one happy and entertained during a flight might seem daunting, but with some careful planning and preparation, you can make the experience much smoother for both you and your child. Here are five quick tips to help you navigate flying with a toddler with ease:

1. Plan Ahead: Prepare everything you’ll need in advance, from snacks and toys to nappies and changes of clothes. Make sure to pack extra supplies in case of delays.

2. Entertainment: Bring a variety of toys, books, and activities to keep your toddler entertained while at the airport and during the flight. Consider downloading their favourite programmes or games on a tablet or smartphone.

3. Snacks and Drinks: Pack plenty of snacks and drinks to keep your toddler hydrated and satisfied throughout the flight. Avoid sugary snacks that could lead to energy spikes and crashes.

4. Comfort Items: Bring along comfort items like a favourite blanket or stuffed animal to help your toddler feel secure during the flight. A familiar item can provide comfort and help them relax.

5. Stay Calm and Patient: Flying with a toddler can be stressful, but try to stay calm and patient. Be prepared for tantrums or meltdowns, and handle them calmly and with understanding.

By planning ahead, bringing plenty of entertainment and snacks, and staying patient, you can make flying with a toddler an enjoyable, exciting experience.

Of course, there is one further tip we have to mention! We can’t guarantee it’ll make the flight any smoother but it will give you peace of mind. Be sure to take out your family travel insurance policy once you have booked your holiday. The majority of travel insurers that offer a family travel insurance policy will include children free-of-charge or at a discounted price.

If you have any travel insurance questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch at and a member of the team will gladly help.

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