It’s that time of year again, when millions of families will soon be taking to the skies (see this post if you still need to buy Christmas flights). My friend Paul Thompson, who’s a travel writer and an airplane employee, recently tweeted a great tip for anyone that will be flying with kids, over the holidays or anytime. I’d never considered it since I’ve never unloaded bags from a plane.
Parental #travel PSA: Put your kid’s car seat in a bag. Even if it’s a trash bag. Airplane cargo holds are dirty & gross, and sometimes have spilled liquids like seafood juices. You don’t want that on the car seat cushions or teething toys! pic.twitter.com/oVpJDCDx66
— Paul Thompson (@FlyingPhotog) November 25, 2019
Great to know! Anytime I fly with my kids’ car seat in the future, you can bet that I’ll be protecting it as Paul recommends. I don’t want it picking up any nasty smells or—worse—germs.
If you’d prefer to leave the car seat at home, meanwhile, and rent one when you get to your destination, you might want to check out Cloud of Goods, which we wrote about here.
More car seat help
- The 5 Worst Car Seat Mistakes Parents Make
- The World’s Best Car Seat and Stroller for Travel
- How to Avoid a Frighteningly Common Car Seat Risk
- Stokke: The Rolls-Royce of Car Seats and Baby Strollers
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