“Travelling with little kids was an easy, fuss-free experience”… said no parent ever.
No, you’re more likely to hear retellings of nightmare experiences, like four-hour flight delays and an iPad with a flat battery.
One mum, however, claims she has discovered a way to “save” her sanity while travelling and it’s a source of entertainment for kids young and old that could cost you as little as $2.
The parent shared on Reddit her number one parenting travel hack: buy a packet of balloons.
“Many times I have been saved travelling with balloons,” the user, who posted as Orchid_Breeder, shared.
Why? Well, until you blow it up, it takes up basically zero space and once inflated offers precious minutes of distraction and energy-burning.
“We’ve played with them in a hotel room when the kids need to get energy out,” the guru continued.