Flying With Kids: Top Tips From an Etihad Airways Flying Nanny

In case you’re planning to travel with the kids this spring, Etihad Airways, has put together a few top tips on how to fly with children from their expert team of Flying Nannies. Flying Nanny is a free service offered by Etihad Airways on lengthy flights in economy to serve as an extra pair of hands for parents, each of whom has certified received specialist childcare training. First, pre-order kid’s meals and pack high-protein snacks so that they always have something to munch on. Distraction is essential to keep kids occupied without getting anxious, so bring plenty of colouring books. The Flying Nanny can teach younger guests origami. Finally, ease ear pain by asking the cabin crew for some warm water, a tissue, and a cup. Place the tissue in the cup and once wet, apply over the ear. The steam will relieve the pressure and soothe the pain.

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