Braving a long journey
JP: Distract While young children have a hard time staying seated for long, medication for sedation is not recommended. Rather, keep kids occupied with cartoons or movies. Card games are also good as everyone can participate.
JG: Hydrate Children up to eight years old need about 1,500ml of fluids a day, including 1,000-1,200ml from water. Older children need up to 2,000ml of fluids a day, including 1,400ml to 1,900ml from water. Make sure children drink a cup of water every two to three hours, or have them sip water throughout the journey. They might need to go to the toilet constantly but that’s also good exercise. Eat If your children miss a meal or drink because they fell asleep, ask the flight attendant to save their meal for later, or ask for snacks such as nuts, sandwiches or fruit for when they wake.