Things to consider when making seat reservations
• Under-twos can travel for free (good on the pocket but maybe not your lap, particularly on long flights). Better to reserve seats on off-peak timings to stand a better chance of having empty seats which you can use for a sleepy toddler to stretch out on. Wherever possible coincide flight time with your child's nap-time and encourage your little toddler to rest as soon as possible by providing your toddler her milk or favorite comforter.
• The good thing about traveling by air these days is that it allows families with young children to board first, definitely a plus for you. Aisle seats are what you will need - no need to bother anyone when you need to visit the loo or your little one needs to wander down the empty aisle for some distraction time.
• A seat where there is a partition in front of the seats, otherwise known as the bulkhead seats, is ideal for the traveling family because it offers plenty of room and therefore more space for your toddler to use for play. Such seats cannot always be reserved beforehand but you can request them upon check in, so arrive early at the airport.
• If you find it too cumbersome to deal with extra landings and take-offs which can be bother- some because of the air pressure changes plus waiting at terminals and changing the craft, then opt for a nonstop flight. Otherwise go for flights that offer extra time between flights which will allow your active child to run and use up some energy during the stopover.