December 7, 2009

Airlines and Children

I spent the last month blogging about diet and exercise and is primarily the point of this blog but I am also a mom to 2 little girls so I also like to talk about them and parenting in general. This blog post came about after reading Metropolitan Mama's blog post here.


Airlines are not kid friendly what so ever. As a parent you have to pack extra carry ones to hold all of your child's toys, snacks, diapers and extra clothes. Then when you carry all of this stuff on the plane the other people glare at you for taking too much room. Then you do your best to keep the kids quiet and happy for the flight. I think every airline should offer the following:


1 – Kid’s Activity Packet – Paper, crayons, paper dolls, cars, trucks, etc..

2 – Kid Friendly movies and a video player at each seat with kid movies or shows – different age appropriate shows as well (0-5), 5-7, etc…

3 – Larger bathrooms with clean changing table

4 – A place to stretch your legs, move around, with windows to look out of.

5 - Wider aisles.

6 - More leg room in coach - because you know first class (even if you could afford it) is not going to want you and your kid either.

7 - Complementary healthy snacks and drinks - offered more often to the kids. Healthy means yogurt, cheesesticks, 100% juice, whole wheat crackers, fresh fruits and vegetables.


What do you think airlines should offer families? They should realize that happy families make for a smoother, quieter and more relaxed flight for everyone.




3 comments:

allthingsjuice said...

I feel so badly for families on long flights. Where on earth do you change a dirty diaper??? Good list!

allthingsjuice said...

I feel so badly for families on long flights. Where on earth do you change a dirty diaper??? Good list!

Stephanie said...

Great list! I especially love your suggestions for healthy snacks. Cheesesticks and whole wheat crackers would definitely be "winners" with my two girls. :)

stephanie@metropolitanmama.net