Tips For Traveling With a Toddler from the Village

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What works for us is a new toy/activity every 30 minutes for a flight. We love window clings, silly putty, new books, snacks, post it notes, new toys.

Have a stainless steel water bottle to keep drinks cold and s tackable snack container for easy handling.

We keep our son moving and walking around until boarding time. That helps tire him out before the flight and makes him more willing to sit once we are needing to stay buckled.  Don’t offer toys/snacks on the plane until your child begins to need something. Sometimes it’s interesting to watch everyone get loaded and seated and explore the seat for a while. That will help make your carry-on distractions last longer. 

Don’t offer toys/snacks on the plane until your child begins to need something. Sometimes it’s interesting to watch everyone get loaded and seated and explore the seat for a while. That will help make your carry-on distractions last longer. Don’t go overboard with way too many toys/books. And only offer one at a time.

Go to the dollar store and get cheap new little toys, lots of snacks, books.

I recommend this to everyone. Do NOT rent a car seat from the car rental company. They are stupid expensive and are always unsturdy. We use this to attach our car seat to, pull our LO through the airport, and then gate check it attached to the car seat once we board. You can easily pull with a carry on suitcase.