Book holiday, pack bikinis, duty-free shop and get drunk onboard. Those are the activities you might indulge in if you are footloose and fancy free.  If you’re jetting off with little ones in tow, you’ve got so much more to worry about from reserving a bassinet to buying inflight activities.  I thought I would make things a bit easier for you and provide you with a parent-focused pre-flight checklist below.  

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NYC With A Toddler

The Big Apple should be on everyone’s bucket list.  I’m saving it for when I can cope with the 16 hour direct flight from Hong Kong to New York.

Unlike me, Kirti braved it with her husband and 2.6 year old daughter and shares her tips (and amazing photography) below:

Where did you go?

New York for a whole week in mid August

How was the weather?

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Inflatable Flight Cushion – The Fly-Tot Review!

The most common question I get asked is ‘how do you get your kids to sleep on the plane’.  Well I’ve tried everything from having my kids sleep on the floor of the aircraft (great until you get told off by cabin crew) to ‘sedating’ them with phenergan (yup it works but it’s not for everyone).  

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Jetlag and Mayhem are now 6 and 3 years old.  Which means that resort holidays are almost fun again!  Case in point a recent trip to the Shangri La Tanjung Aru in Malaysia.  My youngest kept asking to go to back to the Kids Club (how could I refuse her) and my oldest was happy to splash about whilst I watched her from the comfort of my sunlounger.  

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Family Friendly Cornwall: Review of The Sands Resort Hotel

If you’re looking for a family friendly hotel in Cornwall, Jetlag & Mayhem recently tested out The Sands Resort & Spa in Newquay.

Who went (ages of kids)

Elli and hubby James, with our son (almost 5 yrs old) and daughter (18 months old)

Where did you go?

Sands Resort Hotel and Spa, Watergate Road, Porth, Newquay, Cornwall 

When did you go?

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