10 Tips for Flying with Babies and Toddlers

Recently, I took a trip with my 3-year-old that included a flight.

I joked for weeks before that I hope the nice flight attendants wouldn’t have to throw us off the plane due to the notable unruliness of my kid. I laughed with family and co-workers but inside, I was like, ‘man I really hope they don’t’.

In Jaunted’s “10 Tips for Flying with Babies and Toddlers”

Traveling Dora-style

Traveling Dora-style

, I exercised about 7 of those 10. Here’s a few they didn’t mention:

Bring your baby’s ‘safety thing’: my daughter finds solace in chewing on this blanket she got as a newborn. Her solace is mine. It saved us from the greater part of in-flight tantrums.

Anticipate the discomfort of their ears popping: I bought sugar-free chewing gum – appropriate for kids with teeth. While Little’s jaws were chewing it took some of the pressure off her ears that popped during landing.

Make every part of boarding and flying a big deal/adventure: if your little one is into Dora like mine, even going through security can be made fun. I even made going to the plane’s bathroom and McDonald’s breakfast (an extremely rare treat) into awesome occurrences.


Meeting Your Followers: Do’s Of Meeting Social Network Friends In-Person

Meet Yo Twitter/Social Network Followers

Meet Yo Twitter/Social Network Followers

I’ve had my share of taking online interactions via social networks and online dating, live. Recently I had a great vacation with a friend who I met on Twitter.

I’ve also had some not so great experiences so keep these Do’s in mind:

Do – Take your time to meet up. Take the time before meeting to talk and get to know each other better.

Do – Trust your intuition. If meeting up doesn’t feel quite right, stay home.

Do – Video chat and talk on the phone.

Do – Meet up in an open area. Tell a family member or friend where you’ll be going and the name of the person your friend.

Do – Research. Find out more about this person with a good, old-fashioned Google search.

If people can find real love and make real money via social networks, they, too can make real friends.