travel tips, anyone?

Philippines
February 5, 2009 7:05pm CST
can someone gave advise on first time to travel with kids...my friend will travel together with her pre-schooler from Philippines to Australia and both are their first time. tips re baggage, first aid kits and things to be hand carried.
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@zhuhuifen46 (3486)
• China
7 Feb 09
Very good opportunity for kids, and a lot to prepare, eh? Here are something for your friend and kid: 1.Prepare a separate package for IDs, and make copies for contingency. 2.Enough clothing to suit morning and evening temperature gap. 3.Strict discipline, no independent moving, keep in sight of adult company. 4.Take meals and rest to keep fit. Do not take food or beverages from strangers. For your reference, and happy travel.
@bobmnu (8160)
• United States
7 Feb 09
When we traveled with my grand daughter (age 5 at the time) from Minneapolis to Hawaii we did the usual thing about bringing toys and books and snacks. We also started a few weeks earlier reading stories about Hawaii and talked about what we would be seeing once we got there. We talked about what would happen on the plane and how important it was to stay with some one in the airport. I also made sure that she had several of my business cards (in her pocket, her back pack, her purse, and any where else I could think of putting them) with my name and cell phone number in case she got lost or separated. We also made sure that her luggage and back pack did not have her name on it just a phone number and address. Have fun and enjoy the special time with your children.
@eych24 (56)
• Philippines
7 Feb 09
Bring familiar snacks and activity books. They'll distract your kids. It would also be a good idea to bring earmuffs and gum for the flight. Their handy carry should include a jacket or blanket for the plane too.
@maximax8 (28558)
• United Kingdom
6 Feb 09
I traveled to South Africa on a 12 hour flight and the airline gave my 20 month old son a bag. It had a coloring book and pencils in it. When I came home I put some drinks and food in it for the journey, before security I had to have the water inspected. I put a few small toys in it too. I traveled with a large backpack with my clothes in it. I had a medium size3d bag with my son's things in and I carried two in flight bags. Taking a small first aid kit would be a great idea. All travelers have to be careful when packing hand luggage due to the rules like no liquids and no sharp items. Your friend's child could take a coloring book and pencils and some snacks.
@laydee (12814)
• Philippines
6 Feb 09
Here are the tips: - Bring LBM (loose bowel movement) tablets because new place, new food, new water could cause upset stomach. - She should have a body hugger bag/purse containing all the passports, visas, tickets and other important papers she would need. - Baggage should have clear names or ribbons for easy detection at baggage claims, and she should have at least a day's clothes in her carry on because baggage tends to lose their way. - A toy and extra food so that her pre-schooler would be kept busy, they tend to get bored on long flights. - Take anti-dizziness tabs like bonamine 30 minutes before flight. - Chew gum during flight to lessen pain on ears due to cabin pressure. Enjoy the trip!