Flying with a Toddler
Last summer our flights were SUPER easy. Ellie Jo fell asleep in her carrier and slept in the bassinet attached to the wall. She was still in the two-naps-a-day stage so she slept a lot. The wakeful times were filled with trips to the back of the plane to snag snacks, books and visiting with seat-mates.
This year should be significantly different. Ellie Jo has her own seat and, while we probably won’t take her car seat on board, she will have more space to herself. She will still fall asleep in her carrier, but won’t need nearly as much sleep.
I plan on bringing 5 of her favorite books, some snacks, some colors/paper and her doll. There is an off chance that we’ll be able to borrow an iPhone so she can have some of her beloved Sesame Street Podcasts when things get rough.
It’s still 18 hours of flying to consider. Any other ideas?