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Thursday, November 30, 2017

3 Easy Holiday Travel Tips for Young Children


As a mom of energetic little boys, I am sympathetic to parents that travel with young children. Over the years, I've learned many tips to improve our travel experiences. In today's post, I'll share tips that we personally follow when we travel with our children. I'll also tell you about some of our favorite shows and point you to the trendy Netflix Family Facebook page.

My children seem to be complete opposites. My oldest was a portable and easy going baby that would simply sleep on flights. My youngest is the complete opposite.  He would scream to let the entire plane know about his unhappiness with the flight. They have very different little personalities, so it hasn't always been easy. However, we have converged on tips that seem to make both of them happy when we travel.

1. Plan a snack trip at the airport.
We stop and buy a snack at one of the airport shops. Our children are allowed to pick anything that they want and then eat half in the waiting area and the other half after the plane takes off.  At DFW International Airport, we almost always end up buying pretzels at Auntie Anne's.  The special treat makes them excited and happy.  They enjoy snacking on half at the airport and then are more patient and excited during boarding and takeoff because they are waiting for the other half of their snack. 

2. Download their favorite shows from Netflix before your flight takes off. 
I can't even remember what it was like to travel without Netflix Downloads. (OK, I just like to forget those traumatic memories of traveling with my children before we were able to download Netflix shows!) Netflix makes it really fun and easy to download shows before a flight. You can do this through their app by browsing the "Available for Download" menu. It's a really nice interface that is easy to use.  For instance, my kids recently watched Charlotte's Web and The Secret Life of Pets. My kids loved the experience. Actually, browsing for movies was part of the fun.  These movies were fantastic and resulted in lots of giggles!



3. Reward good behavior.
Our children respond well to rewards.  (Who doesn't?!) If they are on good behavior for the entire flight, we let them pick where we eat dinner.  This is a fun reward for them to look forward to.  They usually succeed in earning this reward, but obviously, the Netflix Downloads helps to set them up for this success by keeping them busy during the flight!

Now that we've shared our three easy holiday travel tips for young children, let me also share some of our favorite shows that are popular on Netflix now.

Our favorite shows for holiday spirit right now are How the Grinch Stole Christmas and The Little Prince.

We also love these Netflix family-friendly shows: Project MC2, Dinotrux Supercharged, Spirit Riding Free, Luna Petunia, Stretch Armstrong & The Flex Fighters, and Beat Bugs: All Together Now. Click the links below to check out the trendy shows.  Remember that they are all included with your Netflix account! 



PROJECT MC2                                    PART 6                                                  NOW STREAMING
DINOTRUX SUPERCHARGED           SEASON 1                                            NOW STREAMING
SPIRIT RIDING FREE                          SEASON 3                                            NOVEMBER 17
STRETCH ARMSTRONG & THE FLEX FIGHTERS                                 SEASON 1                                            NOVEMBER 17
LUNA PETUNIA                                  SEASON 3                                            NOVEMBER 17
BEAT BUGS: ALL              TOGETHER NOW                      NOVEMBER 21

Learn More
We hope that you enjoyed our Easy Holiday Travel Tips and insight into our favorite family-friendly releases on Netflix. Stay up to date on the latest from Netflix over the holiday season by following the Netflix Family Facebook page. You'll also enjoy following other Netflix Stream Team members on social media to find out what is on their minds this holiday season. Follow #StreamTeam!  

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