The terrors of holiday trips with your tot

Culled from comments and personal experiences, these are things you should watch out for when attempting to travel with junior…


Getting there

1) Like giving birth, airports are a means to an end
Travelling now involves a sense of dread that you’ve left something behind, endless demands for juice, or a pee (yep, they are related), combined with panic that you’ll miss your flight.

2) Getting dirty looks
Junior keeps kicking the chair in front of him on the plane, or is running around the cabin. Look, people, the world needs us to reproduce, and we refuse to get cabin fever!

3) Long-haul flights
Twenty-one hours on a plane, you say? Pack an arsenal of snacks, stickers and screens (now is the moment to embrace the iPad) with power cords and extra batteries. And book yourself another holiday to recover.

4) Prep your new skill
You’re stuck in the car/plane. The snacks were eaten two hours ago, the CBeebies magazine has been shredded, but at least learning the duet from Frozen or the Thomas the Tank Engine song buys you exactly 23 happy toddler minutes.

So what can you expect once you get there?