The tips here are all good. Can I add, pack a change of clothes for you as well as your LO. If in nappies still, put a nappy, few wipes, disposable change mat and any powder or cream into a ziplock bag. Then instead of taking the whole bag to the toilet you just take the ziplock bag.
For me the key is distractions, food and a lot of singing (both my kids like music so when they start to get over it, interactive songs are a great tool).
We too role play travelling. We have role played the actual boarding and going through customs etc bits, putting our seatbelts on etc.
The best advice though is try to just relax and go with the flow. If it all goes pear shaped, remember (chant in your head if you need), the flight will end.
I've flown a fair bit with my kids and we have had dream flights and flights from hell.
Travel with little ones can be hard but I think it's rewarding. I love hearing my son recall trips from when he was 2 or 3 (nearly 5 now). He is also now getting really good and making some great connections between things we have seen or done and our life here.
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