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12 Must Haves for Flying With Children

Olive and Charlie have been on 24 and 26 flights respectively —  from hour long flights on puddle jumpers to 14 hour international flights, with their own seats and as lap infants. As they get older what we pack in our carry-on bags continues to pare down, particularly toys, but these are the items that [...]


Flying Solo with a 15 Month Old

Last month I took the plunge and took my toddler on a plane ride. She’s no stranger to air travel—this was her fifth plane trip in her short life—but it was the first time I didn’t have her dad to tag team during the adventure. My plan going in was that less would be more. [...]


Flying Solo with a 2 Year Old – What’s in my Bag

In a few weeks, we are heading on our family vacation to Hilton Head, South Carolina. Because of puppy logistics, rather than flying together as a family, Colin and I will be flying down on our own and meeting Mr. C in Georgia. Here is what I plan to bring to help us pass the time [...]


Flying with an 18 month old: Part 2

We’re back from vacation! And while we loved the time away (the lovely warm weather of Arizona, lots of swimming, and relaxed family time with my immediate family), we’re happy to be home and settling back into our regular routines. In the middle of the trip, Miss H cut 4 (!!!) new teeth – her [...]

Flying with an 18 Month Old: Part 1

The last time we traveled with Miss H on a plane, she was 8 months old. Now, she’s 18 months old and we’re about to embark on our next plane trip with her, with flights about 3.5 hours each way. Although our previous flying experience with her wasn’t terrible, we’re still a bit scarred from that [...]


Airline Travel with an 8 month old

We recently got back from our first “big” trip with Baby H: a flight from Chicago to San Francisco and then a 2+ hour drive north of San Francisco. I thought the flight would be challenging but would mostly be a lot of good snuggle time for Baby H and me. Oh wow, was I [...]

HB Flying With Kids Tips

45 Tips for Flying With Kids

Part 1: Packing checklist spreadsheet Part 3: Best Infant and Toddler Travel Toys I used to be scared of traveling with kids because visions of them throwing tantrums and crying nonstop danced through my head. But after our recent 8-flight round trip, I’ve become a complete convert, and definitely plan on traveling a lot more [...]

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