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    Default Flight with 4 kids... ideas please

    Travelling interstate with my 4 kids who are 7, 4, 2 and 4 months plus sil who is 17. My issue is... dd3 has never flown before, and is a typical 2 year old- won't sit still, constantly wants to run around, very loud and and doesnt like being confined. Our flight is just over 2 hours and I need ideas to keep her occupied. She isnt a fan of watching tv shows/movies so thats not really an option. The plane we will be on isnt overly big either.

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    - lots and lots of colouring books/drawing things
    - lots of snacks

    And thats about it. Just need to keep her occupied enough that she won't have a melt down over not being able to run up and down the aisle. Personally I would normally let her go when she throws a tantrum but I am very mindful of other passengers so obviously I dont want to do that!

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    I've flown alot. With all my children who are now 10. 7. 5. 4 and 5 months. When younger. I've done the coloring and snacks. But I also used to get them a new toy that I would get out on the plane so it's new and exciting.

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    I'd recommend going to a $2 shop and buying a heap of small toys etc. Then keep them in a bag on the flight and pull out one at a time.

    I found with my kids, that the whole experience of sitting on a plane and seeing what was going on was amusement enough for a while. It wasn't until midway through the flight that they got bored.

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    I second buying a few cheap new toys. We did this and wrapped them as half the excitement and novelty was the unwrapping! Just make sure the toys aren't too noisy! And yes probably triple the number of snacks/food they would normally eat during that time.

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    Thanks ladies. I have flown heaps with dd1, from the time she was 6 weeks until she was 18 months we flew every couple of weeks so she was used to it and also we were able to time the flights close to her normal sleep time so she would have a bottle on take off, sleep most of the flight and have a bit more bottle as we landed.

    Will definitely grab some cheap toys and things!

    At least my sil will be with me so she can look after dd4 if dd3 becomes restless and I need to deal with her.

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    yep - cheap toys

    and lollipops

    wishing you all the best lil miss

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    Quote Originally Posted by BH-KatiesMum View Post
    yep - cheap toys

    and lollipops

    wishing you all the best lil miss
    Sugar + kids confined to a seat for 2 hours... no thanks lol. Thinking of making some fancy (simple) food though, like bento boxes and make it fun for them like fruit kebabs, sandwich shapes etc

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    fair enough

    see mine doesnt seem to react to sugar much, so lollipops keep her busy and happy ...

    sugar-induced-high wouldnt be so good though

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    Quote Originally Posted by lil miss View Post
    Sugar + kids confined to a seat for 2 hours... no thanks lol. Thinking of making some fancy (simple) food though, like bento boxes and make it fun for them like fruit kebabs, sandwich shapes etc

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    Lollipops are the best for take off and landing for their ears. The constant suck and swallow action really helps

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    Quote Originally Posted by anewme View Post
    Lollipops are the best for take off and landing for their ears. The constant suck and swallow action really helps
    Mine dont suck, they chew them lol. The older girls can have gum, dd3 can munch on something.

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