A parent has taken to Reddit to share their useful hack when travelling with children.
Reddit user orchid_breeder explained that all parents should have a balloon in their pocket when travelling with little ones.
‘Many times I have been saved travelling with balloons,’ the parent wrote.
‘They take up no space and are great for airports, especially on the way home when the kids are sick of all their toys.’
They went on to explain that their kids have played with them on various holidays.
‘We’ve played with them in a hotel room when the kid need to get energy out,’ they wrote.
‘When I had a plane that was delayed, I was able to whip out a balloon that was in my carry on and blow it up. We found a gate that was empty and played volleyball over the seats for 90 minutes before the plane boarded.
‘There are almost infinite games you can invent with a balloon, and they work as well for 15-year-olds as they do for two-year-olds. All hail the great balloon.
‘PS. it’s fun for me too.’
Other parents also commented with their tips for travelling with children.
‘I do this but with inflatable beach ball type balls,’ commented one user.
‘You can collapse them down to nothing and then inflate them in, say, an empty-ish gate of a layover airport to get some good run-around time in, then deflate them again to board. Less risk of popping etc.’