Thursday, March 27, 2008

Traveling with children.............

I'm leaving you.
During my daughters Spring Break (Spring Break WHOOO), we are going to visit family. Hubby's deployed so its just me and the two kids on the airplane...... And is not a direct flight we have one layover. What have I got myself into. LOL.
I need tips and tricks. I have a portable DVD player for Priness and she has a Leapster so she will be entartained. I'm more worried about my wiggly Little Man having to be stuck in Mommy's lap the whole time. I know what to do for his ears poping. I just need any tips and tricks anyone has to keep him entertained.

Anything you can give me will help. Thanks.


Mrs. Marine



Trisha

6 comments:

  1. Because I'm a grandma I can only speak for when my daughter and family went to see our grandson before he deployed to Iraq. Noah was 3 and William 10 and you've already said two important things..DVD, and ears they can be a problem We also had loads of snacks in plastic bags and drinks in sippy cups. Then you pray for no delays and good seats. We also took a bag of toys suitable for the plane and we had leapster as well. Hope your times on the planes are nap time as well. Good luck and I'll pray for a safe and uneventful trip.

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  2. Everything Dorothy said and a lollipop. (I'm not sure if that's what they call them in America...a stick with some kind of candy at the top that you suck.) That's worked for my son on a number of flights when he was little. Not exactly healthy, I know, but it works.

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  3. Every time I have flown with little ones, the secret seems to be food and drinks. The food keeps them pre-occupied and the drinks help pop their little ears.
    Also, don't underestimate the dvd player for the little one. Sometimes, they are just as much if not more interested in a movie.
    Good luck and I hope you sit close to people who don't give you dirty looks (I always want to slap those people!).

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  4. I am thinkin a bag of goodies he has never seen before...toys, treats, and so forth, slowly doled out. But how you are going to keep him in your lap to enjoy them, I have no idea.


    Good luck!

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  5. Travelling with little ones are itself a headache because we don't know what will keep them happy. Foodie items, may be, but then we have to keep the weight in check also. Toys, may be, but if the little one is not interested, then they will be thrown around. See what I mean. You have to really find something of his interest so the he is off your lap and happy with what he sees or does.

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  6. Well, I have a 3 year old and a 1 year old and have traveled with them several times on the plane. As it isn't the highlight of my traveling experiences, I did find that having a DVD player a wonderful tool for my little one. And I would only bring it out if he decided to start having a fit in the middle of the flight. I also brought a little sandwich bag of treats like suckers or goldfish or Cherrios.

    But I would also recommend crayons and a coloring book or scratch pad. My children love crayons and they have their own crayon carriers that I made them so that they can keep their crayons in check. It is nicely kept in their little backpacks along with their coloring book and that can honestly keep them occupied for hours. If you are interested in the crayon carrier, please let me know.

    To help with the popping of ears, drinking while departing and arriving is probably the best thing in my opinion.

    Hope some of this helps. Good luck.

    ~Kristin

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