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Travelling
with kids

We’ve helped lots of families to travel and have seen some clever tricks to make the journey easier. Follow our tips to be prepared, play games and help your baby or child to sleep.

Travelling with babies

  • Take a soft rug or lambskin for baby to sleep on
  • A favourite sleeping toy or familiar blanket can add extra comfort on board
  • Try to stick to your home sleeping routine on the plane
  • If you’re bottle-feeding, invest in a set of disposable bottles with sterile plastic liners.
  • A collapsible stroller is great for speedy flight transfers or an impromptu snooze. Take the stroller on-board Jetstar A330 flights if it’s under 100x25x23cm. The stroller forms part of your carry-on baggage allowance so remember to check your carry-on limits.
  • When you can’t take a stroller on board consider bringing a secure baby carrier or sling that’ll easily fit into your carry-on baggage. A baby sling or papoose can be used in the airport and, during boarding and disembarkation. They must not be used in-flight. A secure baby carrier or harness can be used during boarding and disembarkation and in-flight when the seatbelt sign is off.
  • Ask the cabin crew to keep your meal warm until there’s an easy time to eat
  • A change of clothes for you and your baby in your carry-on baggage can make you feel fresher when you arrive
  • Help your baby’s ears to adjust the change in cabin pressure by feeding during take off and landing
  • Cabin air can be dry, keep your baby hydrated during the flight
  • Take more nappy disposal bags than you normally need, they’re handy for all sorts of storage and waste

 

Travelling with toddlers

  • Save your kids’ favourite stories as audio books
  • Bring a cup with a spout to help stop spills
  • Try to stick to your home sleeping routine on the plane. Read a book, sing a song or have their favourite toy ready
  • Games are a great distraction. On international Jetstar flights we offer iPads full of games and entertainment. Fees apply
  • Book your seat near the back so it’s just a short trip to the toilet
  • Pack a spare set of their clothes in your carry-on baggage
  • Kids get baggage allowance so spread what you need across their bags and yours
  • An elastic loop around your child’s favourite toy prevents it getting left behind

Travelling with school aged kids

  • Scrapbooks and glue provide a great distraction and a handy way to create a souvenir of your trip
  • Games, TV and movies are a good distraction. On international Jetstar flights we offer iPads full of games and entertainment. Fees apply
  • Books and stories about your destination add a bit of learning to your journey
  • Between mealtimes and when you’re in the air, let the kids stretch their legs and have a wander around
  • Remember to put distractions away during the safety demonstration
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