Traveling With Kids: Top 10 Child Travel Safety Tips To Consider

February 13, 2015
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Traveling with kids, especially infants and toddlers, puts special demands on the adults in charge for their security and welfare. The following are the top 10 child travel safety tips you need to consider when traveling with kids:

Plan ahead

Ask yourself what stuffs you will have to have on hand to deal with any normal or special needs for the child. Keep in mind, it is the airline’s duty to carry passengers to their endpoint, but it is the obligation of the parent or in charge adult to look out of any children.

Use a child restraint system for small children

The US Federal Aviation Administration highly recommends that children weighing less than 40 pounds (18.1 kilos) be put into the child restraint system right for their weight. Children under the age of two may be lugged on the lap of an adult, but the lap child should have some sort of restraint system.

Bring all important items for your child in carry-on bag

The food, medicine, diapers and other items must be in your carry-on luggage to avoid having problems in case of flight delays. If you pack these things on you checked luggage you might encounter bigger problems if your checked bags are delayed or stolen.

Monitor your children & keep them under control at all times

You are the sole responsible for guiding your child at all times. A mishandled or uncontrolled child could snappily stroll way into risky areas like galleys, particularly if the in charge adult falls asleep.

Seat your child away from the corridor

Small children enjoy reaching out and walking around, but if they are on the passageway they could get hurt if their little arms get jolted by a person or serving cart passing down the aisle. If possible, two responsible adults should sit on either side of the child. In addition, one can seat the child on a row with a window on one side and a responsible adult on the other.

If emergency oxygen masks are required, put your mask on first

This tip may seem harsh, but it is a very practical reason. If the brain is hungry of oxygen (hypoxia), one can get disordered or pass out and be incapable to help themselves or their child. By putting on their mask first, the responsible adult will decrease their chance of falling victim to hypoxia.

You put your child in a seat belt or put child on restraint system at all times

Turbulence can happen at any time and without cautioning, therefore you must keep your child belted. If the child is persistent and want to move around, let them do so only if the seat belt sign is off.

Bring along safe toys

You need to avoid bringing on your travel sharp, heavy, or that easily broken toys. If the child has an electronic gadget, only allow them to use it during the cruise portion of the flight to avoid air flight problems. Electronic gadgets may affect with an aircraft’s navigational system during other phases of the flight. Child safety should always be your top priority when traveling with kids.

 

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