All’s well when the balloon goes up
TRAVELLING with kids equals a complete nightmare that is not a holiday at all.
Actually, that’s not fair. I should rephrase that to “travelling with toddlers”.
My kids are still stuck in that “a holiday with them is my idea of hell” phase, which is why I have become an expert on entertaining them while travelling.
Now, while I do claim that playdough is an absolute must for plane trips with children under the age of five, I recently discovered a travel hack that I hadn’t known about.
Forget snacks, toys and colouring books, apparently the balloon is the one thing a lot of parents swear by when it comes to travelling with their kids.
A parent on Reddit recently discovered the travelling tip and wanted to share it with other parents who thought their travels were doomed forever.
“Many times I have been saved by balloons,’’ the user writes. “We’ve played with them in a hotel room when the kid need to get energy out. And when I had a plane that was delayed at O’Hare (airport, in Chicago) I was able to whip out a balloon that was in my carry on and blow it up.”
The thread has almost 60 comments with other parents sharing the love.
Another parent revealed she also relies on inflatable beach balls to entertain the kids on their travels because they are easy to pack and, secondly, they keep the little ones happy.