Kid's Flight Bag Essentials


We go on holiday in a couple of weeks to Cyprus and the thought of packing and preparing the children's flight bags has inspired me to share with you what I would usually put in them.

Alex's bits and bobs will go in to my bag and perhaps I will share that on video on my channel at a later point. I will share what Daisy has in hers though now as she has had her own travel case for a while now.

She has a case a little like this one which has wheels so she can pull it along as well as backpack straps to put it our backs if needed. And let's face it, it is usually me or her dad carrying about!! Much to his delight, a nice pink bag with an owl on!
Kid's Flight Bag Essentials



So what she has in her bag:


  • Snacks - Lots of them! I try to think about the mess, the less mess the better. So if she has biscuits I buy individually wrapped ones so she can have a couple at a time without getting too many crumbs everywhere. I try to avoid chocolate if I can put pop in crackers, crisps, fruit, that kind of thing. Fruit pouches are great, as are small sports cap drinks (which you would obviously need to get from departures as you won't be able to take them through security). 
  • Change of underwear and a spare top. You just never know with toddlers!
  • Mini Dolls - Daisy will play with her little dolls and characters for hours. Her imagination is amazing and it fills the time nicely when she gets into it. I will often buy a couple of new ones that she has never seen before and that will definitely entertain her for a little longer than usual. It doesn't need to be anything fancy, the Pound Shop or Wilkos do this kind of thing!
  • Books - Who doesn't love a good read on the plane
  • Tablet - loaded with a few films or a series of a TV show that she is into at the moment. I don't tend to push this on her but it is there as a last resort should we need some "quiet" time. 
  • A blanket - a small blanket to cuddle into if it gets chilly on the plain or if she gets sleepy
  • A magazine - Again one she has not had before so it is all new and that she can work her way through with some crayons etc if she chooses to. 
  • Something I will also be taking this time, recommended by the lovely Mrs Meldrum is window stickers! Daisy always nabs the window seat and these non mess stickers will keep her entertained for a while too! 
Anything I have missed?

Hayley x

17 comments

  1. Great ideas, will save this for the time we're going on summer holiday this August.

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  2. What about a lollipop to suck on during take off to help her ears to pop?

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  3. Great list Hayley. It's always a winner packing a travel bag for the kids xx

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    1. It sure is, Daisy loves it too! Wheeling it about the place x

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  4. I'm going to be awful if i ever fly with B, you should see what I pack for a trip to the seaside, my entire boot is full.
    One bag for food, one handbag/backpack, one overnight bag for me, a trunki for B & then sometimes one extra.
    I know I'm blinkin' awful at it. Thank you for the handy tips

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    1. Haha we are the same! Pack for every eventuality! 😂😂 xx

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  5. Such great ideas! I love the window sticker idea, I really needed that on our last flight as my
    Daughter put stickers all over the window and side of the plane 🙈

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    1. Ooooops 😂😂😂 fan isn't it! When Rebecca suggested them a few years ago I was like why didn't I think of that??? X

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  6. Aww, the case looks so cute. I'm not a kid, but i would love one as well :))
    That's not too weird, right?

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  7. Changing cloths - Not only for Toddlers! I carry then even for DD1 who is 11 whenever we go to beach, Not because of accidents but sometimes the kids get too excited to get into the water before changing into swim clothes! :) A blanket is very essential, especially when you fly by airlines like Easyjet, despite the short distance, they do feel cold due to the flight atmosphere!

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  8. re-peelable stickers are a godsend! you can get sticker books and things that are similar, so helpful! Love the case too!

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    1. Yes sticker books are a winner in our house too! x

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  9. Snacks are iPads are a godsend on flights with my kids - we always make sure we take our own headphones nowadays as we've had tantrums before because the ones supplied on the plane weren't good enough x

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