Going on a road trip 8, 10, 16 hours long and wondering what you can do to keep the little ones occupied? Here are tips from parents about scheduling and how to fill the hours, and days, in the car.
Tips from Park Slope Parents on how best to travel with children including passport information, and air travel and car travel tips and resources. ALSO recommended kid-friendly travel destinations.
Planning air travel? Here are tips from members who have traversed the friendly skies during the pandemic to help you and your kids stay as safe and comfortable as possible.
Key takeaways: pack comfy masks, avoid highly trafficked seating areas, and learn about air circulation on the plane to help reassure you.
As one PSP member asks: “Might anyone have any favorite books about going to the beach and taking a plane ride for their toddler? Our son recently developed a fear of the ocean, and we are also taking a plane ride soon and would like to start warming him up about the experience.”
Check out the recs below!
Whether you are planning a weekend away or a big family vacation abroad, Park Slope Parents has you covered! With packing lists, games to bring and tips like how to book a kid friendly hotel room, what it's like to breastfeed/pump when flying, how to bring a stroller on the plane and even how to park your car at JFK, PSP (hopefully) answers all you need to know to make your trip & travels as stress free as possible!
All you need to know about New York City’s Airports
Getting to NYC’s airports can sometimes feel like the most overwhelming part of the trip. Just navigating the different options can feel hard. From subways to car services, the Long Island Railroad, shuttles, routes and even parking options – we’ve pulled together the tips local parents shared about getting to the airport.
Tips for what to look for and ask about when booking a hotel with babies and kids.
It’s that time of year when far-away relatives start clamoring for you to hop in your car or on a plane to come visit—again. They seem oblivious to the headaches of holiday travel and can’t believe your kids would want to spend the holidays in New York City (with their friends, in their own home) when they could be back wherever you’re from.
Summer vacation time is in full swing and as much as you’re looking forward to getting away with your kids, you probably can’t help wishing for the opportunity get away from your kids, too, at least for a little while. It’s not easy, but it is possible to squeeze grown-up time into the corners of your family vacation. Here are a few things that have worked for us.
Another recommendation for an easy to get to travel destination in New York! Here is one review of visiting North Fork. Be sure to consult our travel recommendation section here for more advice on where to go.
Parents share some advice about traveling and flying with a little baby.
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Wondering how to deal with jet lag? Read the PSP article HERE that deals specifically with how to help babies/kids adjust to a new time zone.
Recommended Toys/ Activities/ Games from PSP Members from over the years that are easy to pack and provide hours of fun guaranteed keep the little ones occupied when travelling on the plane!
Looking for toys and activities the CAR? Read our Road Trip Diversion tips here.
General advice from Park Slope Parents members on airplane travel with children, including airline rules and regulations, sleeping and the essentials to bring with you on board.
(image via Wikimedia Commons here)
Help for little ones whose tummies don't like car rides and airplanes. Here are the tips and rules of of tackling and managing motion sickness.
All you need to know about taking a car seat on an airplane. From the pros and cons to help you decide if you should bring a car seat through to what to do if you decide to bring it on board and what brands to buy, PSP has it covered!
All you need to know about traveling while pumping and flying with breast milk. From security, to the gate, up in the air and even on the way back - Park Slope moms share their experiences about flying with breast milk and pumping (plus tips for alternatives to breastmilk). Includes advice from some of our amazing working moms about what they did when they had to travel for business!
Advice for traveling with a car seat - at the destination. While parens discussed Bermuda specifically, but there is advice here for other curious parents traveling to other destinations. For advice about flying with a car seat, read what PSP recommends HERE.