It’s almost time! Our family trip to Mexico is in a few days! The kids are beyond excited and of course we are but we have been prepping them with what to expect in an airport and on the plane. The day before the trip we will advise the kids what to expect when we go through security and also remind them while waiting in line to go through.
Here are a few tips that should be able to help when going through security with children big or small.
1. Make sure everyone has their carry on
Each kid ages 9, 5 and 3 will have their own carry on which is their little back pack. Their shoes will be sandals since we are traveling to the beach and plus it will be easy for them to remove and put back on prior to heading to the gate. Also remind kids to empty pockets and to not have any loose coins or metal on them.
2. Have one person handle the baby and any liquids
I plan on baby wearing our 4 month old throughout the airport but I’ll hold him too as we go through security. Since he is a baby I plan on having his milk that has to go through security as well which will be the only liquid we would be going through security with.
3. Be organized
I have a folder which will hold our boarding passes, passports and our itinerary. I will keep this folder in our backpack diaper bag to make sure after we go through security it is easy to put back into our safe spot until we need it next time.
4. Be on time and take your time
Traveling is an adventure and it can be a lot of fun but it can also be chaotic and stressful with or without kids. Traveling with kids can add some stress but if you get to the airport on time to make sure you can get through security smoothly and grab a snack, and even potty breaks prior to boarding the plane. Take deep breathes and take your time. Don’t rush and don’t panic. It should go smooth.
5. Strollers or carseats
Carseats and strollers also go through security and are inspected. Many airports now have detection devices that can see anything and every on our bodies and within our clothes. Make sure car seats are empty of anything and even if baby is asleep he or she will have to be removed from the seat or stroller.
Remember to plan, be on time, be organized and communicate with your children what to expect in an airport and what security will be like so they are afraid or scared. I’m sure they will be excited for the family adventure that lies ahead.
What are some tips to help you through security?