we went straight through last time and it was tough... but over and done with. Depends on the support you have at the other end too, consider how YOU will feel When you get there, it will likely take the best part of a week for the kids to sync in , so i would say do whatever you need to to make sure you are as rested as possible, cos the kids will just do what they need to as they need it. You may have a few 3am starts, sorry!
My bff has an adorable pic of her 3yo sleeping in transit, in an airport trolley. He slept there for 3 hours and was carried onto the 2nd plane, where he slept another 6 hours.
as for games, the biggest hits with our girls (just 4 & 2.5yo) are cooking games, dunno the names but look for cupcakes/pancakes/baking games, colouring/drawing, and matching games (looking for pairs).
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18-12-2011 19:37 #12
I flew to Toronto ontario via dubai and I would DISAGREE With those who say stop over... I flew by myself with a 2 and a 3 year old and I had a 8 hour lay over and it sucked.. the kids just wanted to keep going. It was hard to contain them in the airport, I even had a hotel room in the airport.. and I will tell you now it is VERY expensive to get a room in the airport hotel. The only thing it was really good for was to dump our stuff in the room, I had the kids carseats on the airline and our carry on. That way we could walk around the airport.For the rest a shower was hard cause the kids wanted to keep moving and not really stop for mum to have a shower.
18-12-2011 20:21 #13
We stopped over in dubai with a 13 month old and I would not recommend it! On the way there he had jet lag in the hotel (all if us in one room, not fun!) and our neighbors were not happy too! On the way back was easier for stop over except that we caught day flight Dubai to Melbourne and DS wouldn't sleep much when it was considered an overnight flight for all those going straight through. He was not a popular boy and it wasn't fair on DS to try and keep him quiet and in the dark all that way!
Next time we are definately flying straight through!
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18-12-2011 20:50 #14
Stop over and get some sleep! We took our 18 month old on a flight to the uk and didn't stop over itwas fine going, but coming back was a nightmare, so wished we'd stayed in Dubai For a day at least . Would not recommend doing it at all to be honest!
18-12-2011 21:15 #15
I'm another one voting for just pushing on through and falling in a heap at the other end ( but knowing you don't have to get back on the plane )
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