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7 July, 2010 launches hassle-free guide to travelling with babies

As reveals that seven out of ten parents are desperate to find ways to entertain their young families when flying overseas, the UK market leader for travel add-ons has produced an online guide to travelling with babies.

In a recent survey*, 72% of parents polled said entertaining their young children was the worst thing about travelling with under 5's. Evil looks from other passengers was the second biggest hassle for 16% of parents, with 6% of mums and dads dreading nappy changes whilst on the move.

Fun packs (40%) and designated family areas on-board (32%) were the top two most popular innovations that parents would welcome.

Naturally, feeding worries, changing facilities and disturbing other passengers are all big stresses for young parents.'s new hassle-free guide covers preparations before travel, getting to the airport, at the airport and during the flight as well as advice on baby-friendly hotels and airport lounges.

Top tips are provided by parenting experts including,, and real mums and dads. Questions can be answered by travel expert Dr Laurence Gerlis (of and Andrea Clayton, insurance specialist for's Michael Johnson, editor of the guide, said: “We have worked hard to create a comprehensive guide that will help make parents' travel experiences as hassle-free as possible.

"There's essential information plus heaps of creative ideas for entertaining little ones and tips for maintaining normal routines.”

Amy Schofield, editor of, said: "This guide is an indispensable resource for taking the hassle out of travelling with babies, it's packed with advice and expert tips to make your trip go smoothly. I just wish it had been available when my boys were tiny!"'s guide to travelling with babies is available for free at

Parents can also take advantage of’s new cots online service as it rolls out across UK airports, starting at Gatwick. Cots can now be requested as part of the web booking process at many airport hotels, instead of requiring a separate phone call: