He's never liked carriers but I picked up a back pack to use on the plane. When we leave Dp will be at the airport to help with luggage and my dad and stepmum will be there to pick us up.
Any recommendations on snacks? I'll take sultanas and rice crackers. Just can't think of any food that's not really messy haha.
Didn't think to take it on the plane with us so that's a good idea. A dummy will help with his ears on take off and landing I'm assuming?
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14-08-2015 11:07 #11
14-08-2015 12:28 #12
We flew with DS when he was about 20 months old. We took the ipad (a god send!) and packed a couple of new matchbox toys in their packaging. The flight was around 5 hours and he ended up sleeping for a good portion of it, which was great!
Snack wise I'd take easy things like crackers, or even fruit puree pouches.
14-08-2015 13:17 #13
I think I will take some pouches, the are easy.
I don't think I'll get lucky with sleeping 😞 we have to drive 3 hours to Sydney airport and then 2 hours to my dads place from the Sunshine Coast so he will more than likely sleep in the car.
What apps did u have on the iPad? He's got a drawing one - basic, free app. I was thinking of putting a couple of shows he really likes on it and seeing if I can distract him that way but then I can guarantee someone will sit next me and get ****ty having to listen to it lol
14-08-2015 13:28 #14
Just search "kids animals" or "kids trucks" etc, whatever he is in to. Even characters, see what you get back. ABC have a free app too I think.
14-08-2015 13:45 #15
14-08-2015 13:53 #16Senior Member
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Yup pouches are really handy and nutrios/little crackers, bananas, sandwiches, yoghurt in squeeze packs. As for the going up and down the aisles- DS is active like yours and we were on long flights so no way to avoid it, I found that most people were very understanding about having a toddler on board and as long as I was right behind him to direct/distract/stop him from annoying anyone it was fine. Lots of people loved it and he got a few cuddles in with the air hostesses and some grandmotherly types, ha ha. That said as yours is a short flight you might be lucky and he will be fascinated enough with the iPad to stay in his seat! 😝
14-08-2015 15:05 #17
14-08-2015 15:06 #18
14-08-2015 15:08 #19
Thanks for the snack ideas!
I'm stressing but hoping its for nothing lol. Hopefully it all runs smoothly and goes quickly, we are planning to let him run around a bit before we drive back to my dads so hopefully he will be ok lol
14-08-2015 16:51 #20
As others have mentioned snacks and iPads are good. However 18 months he will most likely want to run up and down the isle, lol! I travelled heaps with DS at that age, Melb/Sunshine Coast so a bit further (and we also flew to Thailand, that's another story!!). I seem to recall sticker books were also good, might be a bit young for those but you can get them for about $2 and it really doesn't matter where the stickers end up. We took those on our long haul, maybe got 20 mins or so 😉
I think it's always best to have a bag of tricks and not get too disheartened if he doesn't want to participate etc.
as for good you could also try carrot/celery sticks if he eats those - take a bit longer to eat (and the point is to kill time). We used to take fruit purée packs too but found DS finished them in 2 seconds flat so didn't help us much!
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