Does your child shine with each sunny morning, or are you hoping he or she sleeps? Work with that schedule if you can afford it. Those planning overnight or red-eye flights with an infant should request a bulkhead seat and bassinet—mostly available on a first-come, first serve basis. Plan bathroom breaks when you can, especially prior to boarding. Drivers should allot extra time for stops on road trips
. If a child’s small enough, bring along training pants even if the child is potty trained, in case of anxiety-related accidents.