Best place to sit on a plane with a toddler - according to a flight attendant

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19th October, 2019 05:49:18 printer

Best place to sit on a plane with a toddler - according to a flight attendant

Any parent will know that travelling with babies and toddlers is no easy feat, so any trick to make the journey smoother is often welcomed.

Now, one flight attendant is here to help, and impart some wisdom for parents travelling with little ones.

Rebecca Love, who is a Cabin Service Supervisor, has been working for Virgin Atlantic for eight years, so she knows her stuff - and according to her, where you sit on the plane could make a big difference, for both your journey and theirs.

Rebecca explains: "If they’re little enough, try and get a bulkhead seat and request a bassinet (one of the cribs that attaches on to the front wall of the cabin). This means you can hopefully kick back, sleep, eat and watch a few films without the worry of disturbing your little one.

"Window seats if possible are always a good idea, as they provide a nice distraction and can also offer soothing views for when trying to get toddlers to sleep.

"It is always worth sitting near to toilets too, as children tend to have a habit of going more frequently when flying so saves having to make any mad dashes!"

If you know your child is prone to get restless and unlikely to happily stay in their seat, Rebecca also advises aiming for a flight during the daytime, so parents don't need to worry about sleeping passengers if children get noisy.

She adds: "Parents should not be scared of letting your little one walk up and down the aisles and even down to the back galleys (once we have completed main services and heavy carts have been put away of course!) 

"A change of scenery can quite often make a toddler a little bit happier if they’re getting restless in their seat."

 

Source: Mirror


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