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When your son or daughter becomes too large or fidgety to remain as a lap child, and you finally decide to plunk down the change for a seat, not all problems go away…
- Why does this kid keep dropping toys on the floor?
- How do I get the baby to sleep during nap time?
- Will my baby be comfortable?
- Will the baby need to sleep across my wife and I, making it so that I can’t really move?
1st Class Kid Travel Pillow aims to answer and solve these questions.
We tested this with our 18 month old son on two different flights: SFO-JFK in Virgin America Economy Class and JFK-SFO in JetBlue Economy Class. For our first flight out, we didn’t inflate the pillow until my son started to look tired and ready to nap.
Inflating the pillow is pretty easy. There’s a valve that opens up, and the instruction manual suggests that you hold it up to the air conditioning vent above the seat. I felt a bit odd doing this, as I wondered if people might be curious about this large inflatable thing that I was holding up high to inflate, but it actually did work to get the bulk of the pillow inflated. I then screwed the primary valve on, and I popped the part off that lets you inflate manually by blowing into it. I had the pillow puffed up in no time. Note: the manual warns against inflating it before you hit cruising altitude, as the increase in pressure may cause it to pop. Once my son was ready to sleep, we stuck the pillow down there and made him a little bed.
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The Plane Accessory Every Traveling Family Needs:
1st Class Kid Travel Pillow
by Natalie, the blogger behind CosmosMariners.com, a travel + lifestyle blog with smarts!
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
I really love traveling with my kids. Seeing the world has been a passion of mine since I was tiny human, and I certainly wasn’t going to change or stop that because I had kids of my own. 99% of the time, going out into the great big world with them is a pleasure: I get to create memories with them in new places, and see familiar spots in a fresh way through their eyes.
But. (and there is always a but.)
There’s that 1% of our time together that makes me want to pull my hair out. These moments usually occur when we’re all tired, hungry, and uncomfortable, and just want to be back in our comfy beds at home. Typically, the grumpiness is solved with a solid meal and a good night’s rest, and we go back to having fun.
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The 1st Class Kid Travel Pillow is my hero!
We left our house in Singapore and 38 hours later we arrived home in Ontario! This journey would have been tough for most adults, and to say that my two young Travel Tots handled it like pros would be a complete understatement. They were absolutely amazing from start to finish. I was on my own, and had my hands full literally and figuratively with a two year old and a four year old. I’m so grateful for the kind encouragement and numerous offers of help that I received from generous strangers and airport/airline staff. People offering to carry and lift things for me, get me drinks, and just reassure me that I was doing an amazing job.
For the first time in four years travelling with kids, I remembered to book children’s meals in advance. This made such a difference, not only was the food more appealing to children (cheesy pasta for dinner and pancakes for breakfast) but it came with fun juice bottles and a little chocolate bar. I was very envious of their meals as I tried to eat my rubbery eggs!
My Travel Tots spent over 20 hours on airplanes, and thankfully for all of us half of that time they were sleeping. This is all thanks to the comfort of their 1st Class Kid Travel Pillows.
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We have spent a lot of time on long-haul flights with our two children who under age four. So many hours have been spent with the kids laying on top of us. With all of us being totally uncomfortable for hours! That feeling of being trapped and terrified to move, in fear that you will wake the sleeping dragon, no matter how numb your arm or your foot might be.
It wasn’t until we were in Singapore, and our son was 3.5 and our daughter was 1.5 that we discovered the 1st Class Kid Travel Pillow. We had been travelling for years, and our other expat friends with kids had been travelling for years and no one had ever mentioned this amazing pillow. I couldn’t understand why so I did a little research, it wasn’t available in Canada, yet.
The 1st Class Kid Travel Pillow is such a simple invention, but it will completely revolutionize how you travel with kids. It’s an inflatable, rectangular pillow that fills the space between two seats. Using this pillow, your child can stretch out completely to sleep or relax. Our son was able to sleep for 7 hours straight on a flight from Singapore to China. You can’t really ask for more than that! I think that every family taking a long flight should get one. It will be worth every penny!
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1st Class Kid Travel Pillow
Upgrade your little ones seat, so that they may travel in a little more luxury at very little extra cost!
Travelling long haul with small kids can be daunting. The last time we flew long haul we only had the two little ones and it was nothing short of awful…my cuddly 8 month old baby was too big for the cots, so could only sleep in our arms whilst our 2 year old kept sliding onto the floor to fall asleep only to be woken abruptly every time by the flight attendant who insisted be sat back up in his chair causing him great upset as the poor little guy just wanted to lay down but I already had a sleeping baby in my lap and there was nowhere else for the poor little guy to go and certainly no way that Mum would get even a glimmer of rest…needless to say the journey was quite painful. As you can imagine, and most of you will probably share my thoughts and fears, the build up to our recent big trip to the UK was certainly filled with plenty of anxiety.
Thankfully just before we were due to fly I discovered the 1st class kid travel pillow – an inflatable pillow that fills the foot well in front of the seat on an airplane, creating more room for a child to spread out, rest their legs or curl up for a snooze. I had 2 x 1st class kid travel pillows tucked neatly into my hand luggage, with everything else the kids need, and was pleasantly surprised at how small they packed away and how little room they took up (when deflated).
Once we were up in the air and well into our journey my 3 year old twins began to fidget and become unsettled, so I instantly jumped up to retrieve the 1st class kid travel pillows from the overhead locker and kept my fingers firmly crossed that they would help. Inflating the pillows took very little effort as stretching them out from the corners after opening the valve actually almost filled them with air, so they didn’t take a great deal of puff to finish off. Once they were inflated I squeezed them into the space in front of the seat and they fit perfectly sitting at just the right height to act as an extension to the seat. My son instantly smiled as he pulled his blanker over himself and curled up on his converted little bed and my daughter looked equally pleased to be able to lift up her legs to rest.
Once I had inflated the pillows my little ones quickly became more settled and it wasn’t long before they both drifted off to sleep. They both looked so cute snuggled up on their converted little chair beds and fortunately my fears that the air hostesses may make us put the pillows away did not come to pass…in fact the air hostesses only commented on what a great idea they are, along with a number of other intrigued passengers.
After a very busy few weeks in the UK, I was pleased to be facing our return flight with a little more confidence knowing that we were armed with our 1st Class Kids Travel Pillows. We were only an hour into the first of our flights to get home when my twins asked for their pillows and with a quick set up again they were comfortable and ready to sleep, which they proceeded to do almost the entire rest of the journey….wow major win for an extremely relieved Mum and Dad. Even my 6 year old son was managing to steal a space on his sisters pillow to rest his legs and while originally I had assumed he would be too big to use one, after seeing how comfortable it made him, I would definitely be investing in a 1st Class Kids Travel Pillow for him too on our next journey.
The 1st Class Kids Travel Pillow is a great way to upgrade your little ones seats to travel in a little more luxury at very little extra cost, which benefits both the kids and the parents! I would highly recommend the 1st Class Kids Travel Pillow for anyone travelling long haul with small children and I would certainly recommend it for domestic or short flights to keep those little legs rested and comfortable. The 1st Class Kids Travel Pillow is easy to use, takes up very little space in your hand luggage and makes for a far more comfortable journey for your little ones.
All about the 1st Class Kid Travel Pillow
August 30, 2016
We recently got back to Singapore after spending a lovely month in the UK visiting family and friends. I was dreading the journey with a 16/17 month old, but it was fine in the end and one thing which really helped was this handy pillow. We got lots of comments and questions about it from other interested parents (and cabin crew who had never seen it before), so I thought I’d do a short write up of it for anyone who is interested.
The 1st Class Kid Travel Pillow measures 18” x 12” x 18” and can be inflated using the plane’s air vents or simply by blowing it up.
As you can see from the photo, the pillow inflates to fill the foot well in an airline seat. The exact dimensions aren’t really that important as you can let some air out to squeeze it into a smaller space. You can also use it for long car journeys etc, but it’s really designed for flying and in my opinion that’s when you’ll really need it. It hardly takes up any space in your hand luggage when it’s not inflated, probably as much as a hoodie or a large book.
On the first flight my daughter fell asleep as we were taking off, so when we were up in the air we just inflated the foot pillow and popped her on her seat, where she slept for 3 hours giving us time to eat dinner and relax for a bit. In fact, she slept for almost 3 hours on every long haul flight we had to take and I’m 100% sure that wouldn’t have been possible without this pillow.
My daughter was around 76-77cm tall when we were travelling which meant that she could comfortably lie down flat on the seat (propped up by a couple of the airline pillows) and there was enough room for her to stretch her legs on the foot pillow. Next year when we fly back she will probably have to be in more of a sitting position as she’ll be too big to stretch out fully, but the foot pillow will still help her sleep.
It’s not just for children – another thing I found it great for was breastfeeding on the flight. As many of you will know, a foot stool makes breastfeeding much more comfortable so when I was feeding on the plane I used the foot pillow to rest my feet on, which was a much better position.
We would like to thank travel blogger, Marianne Rogerson of Mumonthemove.com, who featured in a South China Morning Post ‘Travel & Leisure’ article – ‘The Ultimate Guide to Long-Haul flights‘ recently and especially for mentioning our 1st Class Kid travel pillow.
In this article, Marianne talks about investing in ‘ the gear’ and mentions how our 1stClassKid Travel Pillow is “Light to carry, it inflates to fit on the floor in between passenger seats so young children can spread out to sleep” and that it is “another worthwhile investment”, which of course we would have to agree with!
Having lived all over the world, Marianne is passionate about travel and is a successful freelance writer, mainly specialising in lifestyle topics – particularly about travel, food & drink. She has contributed to many travel and lifestyle websites and magazines with a few of her recent magazine commissions including Food & Travel, Holidays for Couples, Executive PA, Paradise, Holidays with Kids and Storm. A whole lot more can be found on Marianne and her travels here.
We appreciate her insights and sharing her experience with us.
This precious little boy slept a whole 9 hours on a recent journey from Singapore to Europe using a 1stClass Kid Travel Pillow.
We love hearing about your fantastic experience using our 1stClass Kid Travel Pillow.
Thanks to an Expat Mom in Singapore for sharing!