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Travel Tips

Mistakes to Avoid When Flying With Infant

13 Mistakes to Avoid When Flying With Infant Travel like a pro when you know what mistakes to avoid when flying with infants. As a flight attendant mom I have either made these mistakes or observed them on my flights. This post is the first of a two-part series. Every Tuesday I publish tips for … Continue reading »

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Trouble Sleeping? 5 Sleep Solutions to Common Problems

Falling Asleep When Away From Home— 5 Sleep Solutions       When traveling, you might find that it’s more difficult to fall asleep. As a flight attendant I’m often staying overnight in new places and have found these sleep solutions that often help me. Hotels can be relaxing, but there can also be a … Continue reading »

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Help! My Child Hates the Beach!

What to do When Your Child Hates the Beach Everyone loves the beach, right? No? What if your child hates the beach? You don’t have to avoid beach vacations forever. Here are some reasons why your child hates the beach and some ideas of ways to overcome them. This post was inspired by Cloud Surfing … Continue reading »

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Flying with a Sensory Sensitive Child

Tips for Flying With Your Sensory Sensitive Child Does your child cry or cover their ears at loud noises? Meltdown when too much is going on around them? Shy away from crowds? If you have a sensory sensitive child you may be nervous about flying with him/her, but with careful planning you can have a … Continue reading »

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15 Simple Packing Tips, Tools, Hacks

Simple Packing Tips I’ve been on over 130 flights with my kid/s plus a handful of road trips, so I’ve learned lots of packing tips, tools, and hacks.  For me, packing wisely is one of the keys to enjoying your family travel. But it can be overwhelming! Here are some simple packing tips I use … Continue reading »

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Breastfeeding on a Plane

Tips for Breastfeeding on a Plane Breastfeeding on a plane comes with some challenges. Some babies (mine) are overstimulated and won’t pay attention long enough to nurse. Some babies want to latch on for the entire flight. Mothers might be nervous that other passengers will stare or complain. You may be so squished in small … Continue reading »

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Getting Seats Together on Your Flight

Flight Attendant Tips for Getting Seats Together on Your Flight Seats together: you might assume that booking tickets together means your seats are together, but that’s not usually the case! It can be so frustrating if you are flying with your family but you and your child do not have seats together. There are many … Continue reading »

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Fear of Flying? Flight Attendant Tips to Overcome Fear

Flight Attendant Tips to Overcome Fear of Flying As a flight attendant, I meet a good number of passengers who are afraid of flying. This fear usually increases during turbulence. Most of the time the passenger is able to remain calm enough to not disturb others around them, but occasionally the fear overtakes them. I … Continue reading »

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Seven Natural Ways to Prevent Motion Sickness

Seven Natural Ways to Prevent Motion Sickness

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Quick Tips for the First Time Flier

Quick Tips for the First Time Flier As a flight attendant mom I am often asked for tips for a first time flier. The whole purpose of this website, Cloud Surfing Kids, is to help parents feel prepared when flying with their kids, and I love sharing tips that work for me and that I … Continue reading »

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