1. Choose the right airline
How can we travel with so much stuff without spending a fortune? Family friendly airlines like Southwest and Jet Blue. Southwest lets you check two infant pieces for every one piece of checked baggage for free! That's with two bags free per seat. It's really helpful. They also let you bring any size stroller to the gate. There are times when we travel with double BOB. Certain trip where we do lots of walking it is worth it to have him. (Our BOB is a boy.) Some airlines only allow umbrella type strollers at the gate. While sometimes that's fine, I really get annoyed by those restrictions. I never had an umbrella stroller until Belle, so had they had that restriction sooner, I would have been out of luck with my single BOB. Boo! Not family friendly.
2. There's an app for that, and it will help you.
3. Start planning and packing early.
Once I determine what we need I pick a place to start laying things out, each person gets a pile. It makes a terrible mess. My advice is to pick a place that won't bother you too much and where your "helpers" can't get into it. Bwhahaha! My biggest helper always has an opinion about everyone's wardrobe. Needless to say, she is barred from the packing process.
4. Buy yourself some organizing sanity savers.
5. Bring a change of clothes (for everyone) on the plane.
6. ALL THE SNACKS, but avoid sugar.
7. Digital Entertainment
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