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Lessons Learned from Flying with Two Kids for the First Time

My husband and I just returned from our first flight with Baby #2, which was also our first trip with our entire family of four.  We took our 4 1/2 month old son and our almost 5 year old daughter to visit my grandmother in North Carolina to celebrate her 92nd birthday.  The trip turned …

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Travel Gear For Your Baby Registry: Top 10 Essentials

Expecting your first little one?  If so, the sheer quantity and variety of baby gear on the market these days is probably overwhelming you as you attempt to register for baby gifts.  And, if you plan to travel with your baby, figuring out which gear will work best for road trips and airplanes is even …

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What to Consider Before Flying with a Lap Child

  Parents are pretty deeply divided on the philosophical and practical question of taking a lap child on an airplane. Whether to buy a seat for the youngest travelers in the family is a tough decision. FAA rules, and the airlines, do not require that infants and toddlers under the age of 2 be in …

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Pre-Boarding Kids: Which Airlines Still Offer It?

Several of my friends have recently attempted their first trips traveling with babies and small children, and the refrain that I most often hear after these trips is the following: “Did you know that Airline X doesn’t pre-board children any more?”  Unfortunately, I did know that!  But it appears that the message is not filtering …

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Surviving Redeye Flights with Kids

Redeye flights are a necessary evil of air travel for cross-country or international flights.  Need to get from San Francisco to New York and leave after your workday is over?  A redeye is your only choice because of the time difference.  Redeyes are also often the cheapest flights of the day for many destinations, so …

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“The Flight from Heck”

  If you are a parent who has traveled with a young child, you have probably had one: THE FLIGHT FROM H–L!  (Since this is a family-friendly blog, I’ll avoid the more colorful description, but you get the picture).  This is the flight that you look back on and cry, cringe, or perhaps laugh hysterically because …

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