Oh how exciting! Soon you'll be boarding a plane with your offspring for the first time. But there's no need to be nervous, because with our tips you'll arrive relaxed at your destination - with a happy baby in your arms.
As the child becomes more mobile with age, the demands on luggage when travelling also change. Instead of being in a carrier with their parents, the little ones now want to explore their surroundings.
Just right for this age are ride-on suitcases in which children can not only stow their toys, but also still be safely pulled around the airport. A colourful print on the children's suitcase is also more fun, and bed boxes in suitcase format turn every seat in the cabin into a bed for the little ones.
If you fly as a family, you also pack as a family. It's up to you whether you pack your own hand luggage backpack or small pull-on suitcase for your child or stow the luggage in your bags. The only important thing is that you have the right things with you. Then nothing can go wrong even on a long flight.
Travel documents: Even if your child is still small, he or she will still need all the documents that an adult needs to travel. A valid passport, possibly a visa, a vaccination certificate, a travel power of attorney (if only one parent is travelling), a health insurance card and proof of insurance for travel health insurance abroad.
Warming clothes: A blanket against the cool air of the air conditioning. Thick socks and a jumper can be just as helpful. The onion jacket wins!
Medication: A few essentials should definitely be in your bag, such as nasal spray, fever juice or suppositories, fever thermometer, drops for stomach aches and nausea, everyday medication.
Snacks: for bottle-fed babies definitely powdered milk, water, baby tea or juice, jars, spoons, bibs, for older children snacks such as pretzels, waffles, pancakes, pasta, biscuits, fruit etc.
Employment: This is based on age groups. For babies, graspers or teething rings, otherwise books, crayons, sticker book, cuddly toys, notepad, tablet and headphones.
Nappy bag with nappies and plastic bags for dirty nappies.