Being inconvenienced on vacation is bad enough, but being inconvenienced with kids can turn any trip very sour, very fast. For those intrepid enough to hit the roads (and skies) with kids, policies are continually changing, so it can pay to double-check the particulars before you leave home.
Small travelers, big deal
A quick online search will confirm there is no shortage of advice for those traveling with kids. In fact, it's often a case of information overload, since there are dozens of "mommy blogs" and other sites eager to impart information, and some of them have a financial stake in the advice they're offering. A good rule is - whenever possible - go directly to the source, such as the airline, hotel, car rental firm, etc. Or, as I noted earlier this month, a good travel agent.