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Flying with kids: 4 tips for parenting while flying with toddlers

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Associated Press

(Read caption) Flying with kids can be a chore – lugging around that stroller, diaper bag and Pack 'n Play in addition to wheeling your suitcase. Our veteran of 36 flights with her first-born says it's possible ... really. Here, a toddler explores a plane installed at a school playground near Tbilisi, Georgia. 2011.

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We have a big plane ride home today. Today – unless something changes and I decide to fly while being even more pregnant, which I promise is nearly impossible  ­– marks the end of an era for our little family: The final journey of Baby M as Lap Child.

In other words, next time we’re going to actually have to pay for the little squirt to fly with us. She’s soon to be that age (2) where most airlines simply won’t buy the “she’s going to sit on my lap, really she will” rhetoric. 


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