Best time to fly with a toddler according to a flight attendant

Being on a plane can be exciting for toddlers as it brings heaps of new sights and sounds to discover, but for parents the journey can bring plenty of stress and organisation.

After all, from the logistics of bringing baby milk on board to finding the best place to sit with your little ones, there’s a lot to think about.

Rebecca Love has been working for Virgin Atlantic for eight years as a Cabin Service Supervisor, so she knows a thing or two about managing children on flights, and now she’s sharing her wisdom with parents.

Her top tip? Try and stick to flights during the day to make life a little easier for yourself.

She explains: “Everyone has a different opinion on this one, but I have always found flying during the day is best with toddlers and young children.

“That way, parents won’t have the worry of their child making a bit of noise if they need to.




 

“Parents should not be scared of letting your little one walk up and down the aisles and even down to the back galleys (once we have completed main services and heavy carts have been put away of course!) 

“A change of scenery can quite often make a toddler a little bit happier if they’re getting restless in their seat.”

If a daytime flight doesn’t work for you, then you may want to check out some of the easy tricks to get your baby to fall asleep from creating the ideal conditions to sticking to their sleeping patterns as much as possible.

Of course a flight can sometimes be overwhelming for little ones. If you do find your toddler starts to fuss, there are some tricks you can try to help settle your little one .

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