So what's the solution?
On ITV's This Morning, journalist Kelly Rose Bradford made the case for child-free flights and child-free zones on planes, while journalist Emma Taylor argued that banning or segregating children is "discriminatory".
"Your holiday starts from the moment you sit on the plane and let out that sigh of relief," said Bradford who is a mum-of-one.
"You've left work behind; left all the stresses behind; and then you take off and all of a sudden you either get kicking in the back of your seat or you get the wailing.
"So I would absolutely be all for adult only flights or specific areas on the plane which were set aside for families so they could create merry hell in there and do what they like."
Bradford added that she thinks "there is an element of selfishness amongst parents who insist on not changing their lifestyle once they have children" as "it's no fun for a toddler being cooped up on a plane".
However Taylor, who has two children, disagreed.
"It's not selfish to go around in society with children, children are part of society," she stated.
"They're not mini adults. They are children and people in their own right, and they have a right to go places."
The segment started a heated debate on Twitter, with lots of people voicing their support for Bradford's childfree flights proposal:
A toddler isn't going to remember a holiday. But yes a child zone on a plane would be good #childfreeflights— Sophie (@rosexdagger) August 4, 2015
#ChildFreeFlights are an amazing idea! It's no different from over 16s pubs or restaurants! It's not like there would be no flights for them— Lauren-Klair Soar (@laurenklair) August 4, 2015
Taylor's supporters were equally as vocal:
If screaming children are an annoyance to you, you might aswell never leave your house. Period. #ChildFreeFlights— Steven Espley (@bcfcespley) August 4, 2015
If you don't want to hear kids stick some headphones on, they pay for their seats too #ChildFreeFlights— Victoria (@Viccuso) August 4, 2015
Some parents pointed out that children aren't the only ones causing problems on planes:
What about the adults who drink the entire time they're in the departure lounge, then act intolerably on the flight...!?— Dan Bridges (@tractorboy_dan) August 4, 2015
#ChildFreeFlights absurd! I have been sitting in front of badly behaved adults, kicking chairs& talking overly loudly, ban intolerant adults— Nayomie Karen (@NayomieKaren) August 4, 2015
And some parents have already got clever work arounds prepared for their next non-childfree flight:
I think when I fly with April in a few weeks I'll take some earplugs to offer to people who give me evil stares 😂 #childfreeflights— kinellie (@KinEllie) August 4, 2015