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I’m about to go on a trip overseas with my 4 young children (6,5,3,1) I just wondered if anyone has great tips for the adventure we are going on… how to keep the children happy and entertained and if people actually survived traveling with multiplied children. Also some advice on how to prevent/treat sore ears from flying. Thank you so much.

Posted by Helga, 14/11/13

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  • First tip is for the flying. Ensure children are sucking on something fir take off and landing. Second tip, see if family members could accompany you to share the load of child minding. My sister in law usually went away with her dsughter and family to help kind the kids

  • there are some good comments here

  • Hope the trip went well

  • Hi! Have you been on your trip yet? I use food to entertain my kids (though I’ve really only taken them on shorter domestic flights), and sometimes as a treat get a kids meal at the airport (the toy keeps them amused for longer than I’d expect). Otherwise DVD players, colouring in, playing cards, hot wheels cars, or just looking out the window at the clouds. A cup of ice from the flight attendant has worked to entertain, when the boys were younger. Good luck – and happy holidays!

  • wow this sounds like a great trip, i hope all goes well :)

  • The best treatment for sore ears is to be sucking on a lolly or lollypop during take off and landing. You could also ask the airline or check their site for advice and also if they have in-flight entertainment systems etc.

  • Have you been on your trip yet? Hope all went well.

  • Where about are you going overseas?

  • Awesome news I wish we could go on a holiday…. especially overseas

  • RELAX!!! dont let things get you stressed. suck sweets if old enough or lolly pop or drink during take off and landing to help ears.

  • some colouring in and pencils, word searches, tachnology like ds and ipad if you own them, books

  • Take all stuff which you really for travel but not too much also some entertaining for kids such as iPad, Nitendo 3DS and some books.

  • Wow… SUpermum…pack as light as possible!

  • Take an experienced nanny with you! Are you crazy? lots of little snacks and chewing gum. Little surprise presents they get on the plane to play with and colour, ipad and ds etc. Write phone number on arms of all kids. And a bottle of vodka for arrival. (the vodka is for you when you arrive at your destination)

  • give them food and drinks while flying to keep their jaws working and that should help with the ear popping

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