The $5 Kmart item you wouldn’t expect to buy for your children to help them fly comfortably.

A pet bed!

pet bed 2

The idea was shared on the Facebook group Bondi Babies by a flight attendant who saw a family using pet beds on a flight.

“I’m a flight attendant and just had a passenger travelling with three little kidlets,” the flight attendant wrote.

“She bought three soft dog beds ($5 Kmart) as a comfy pillow.

“The soft padded bits around the edge softened hard armrests, buckles etc, and also served as a pillow and leg rest

“It was a winner! Perfect for airlines that don’t allow BedBox/Fly Tot etc.”

pet bed

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Share your comments below

  • Good to know. Whilst I have a nearly-adult child, I will now understand when I see many dog beds on my next flight!!


  • I love a good Kmart hack! How handy


  • Such a clever idea – thanks for sharing.


  • Great idea and wonderful to share with others.


  • This is a great idea will buy anything just to keep them happy and comfy on a flight thanks for sharing.


  • What a great idea. Who would have thought a dog bed could be so handy

    • These little dog beds are just so versatile and can be used for other hacks too.


  • I’m gonna look into that. We’re flying on the 25th of June to the Netherlands, arriving the 26th of June and flying the 27th of June to Africa, arriving the 28th of June. So much sitting, I’m not looking forward traveling with 4 kids.


  • I love K Mart hacks – so many good and practical ones – appears to be a good idea for travel.


  • Very clever! It would be great to see a picture of it being used!


  • That’s certainly something I wouldn’t gave thought of by myself.


  • What a clever idea! And at a great price too!!


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