Mother of two shares boarding tips for parents with young children

Travel blogger Samantha Brown suggests boarding the plane lasts with your children.
Travel blogger Samantha Brown suggests boarding the plane lasts with your children. Photo credit: Instagram// Samanthabrowntravels.

A mother of two has shared her tips on travelling with children to make it easier for both parents and children.

Samantha Brown, who runs the Instagram account 'Samanthabrowntravels', shared a reel on her account in July on the best way to board a plane with your children.

In the video, Brown said some people think it's better to pre-board with their children under two first to be the first ones on the plane.

But the travel blogger thought there was a better way to make sure the kids are settled and that's to actually put the kids on the plane last.

"Partner number one uses the pre-board to load all the stuff. All the bags in, all the bags, the strollers.

"Partner number two waits in the gate area with the kids, keeps them worn out, walks them around and does not board until the very last zone is called and you walk your children on board," she said.

Brown also added that once you get them settled they will hopefully only be waiting for the plane to take off for 10 to 15 minutes.

"If you use the pre-board your child is sitting in the plane for a good 45 minutes more than the flight time and this is a really stressful time for kids," she said.

"There are bags going over their heads, people are really stressed - they can feel it and what happens is once they get to a cruising altitude of 30,000 feet, that's when the child releases the stress. Leave the kids last."

The mother of twins said on her Instagram that she had been putting them on planes since they were two months old and this tip had even saved her marriage. 

The video has over 3.7 million views and 150,000 likes and had many people commenting to support the idea.

One user said: "As a former airline employee, I approve this message."

Another user said: "Genius I don't have kids yet but am saving this for when I do."

One user said it probably wouldn't work for a solo parent.

"Except if you're a single mom like me but still good tip!"

Another said: "Ok but if you travel by yourself is it possible to board your stuff and go outside again with the kid? Or do they not allow it?"