We are days away from boarding our flight to California. I’m not worried about traveling with the kids. I’ve prepared and talked with the kids about flying enough that they know what is expected. I actually consider my self a pro at traveling with young children. That however, doesn’t help with all the packing I still have left to do. I now need to finish packing both checked bags and everyone’s carry on.
My first flight was as an adult but my kids have been flying since they were just months old. It’s really amazing how times change. I am happy to have the means to travel back and forth with the kids. If I am completely honest though, I knew nothing about what to pack in a carry on. As the kids get older I find myself having to learn what works again and what doesn’t.
My kids are only 13 months apart so they have similar likes. This makes our carry on easier to pack. If one likes something but the other didn’t bring it we take turns sharing on the flights. Consider this next time you pack for any traveling needs—do you really need double of everything?
Here are our must haves for every kid’s carry on!
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What are your carry on must haves?
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