One mistake parents tend to make while traveling with their young kids is overpacking. You need to keep in mind that what you pack you’ll need to carry with you on the plane. Not only that, but if you pack too many things, it will be difficult finding what you need at the time you actually need it. Stick to things you know you’ll need, like baby wipes, a change of clothes, snacks, games and so on. A great tip is using a backpack as a carry-on since that would leave you with your hands free.
If you have the option, take advantage of early boarding. This way, you’ll be able to get everyone situated and happy without a rush.
Before packing, call the airline and double-check their baggage guidelines so you don’t get stuck at the airport or have extra charges for carrying things you didn’t know cost extra.