Traveling with an 18 MO…

posted 1 year ago in Babies
Post # 2
702 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012 - Iowa

My LO’s both love the magnadoodle, we just have the mini ones so easy to pack, and no loose pieces.

I’d also load some movies on the ipad, maybe some interactive books (we have The monster at the end of this book) and toddler games.

And bring snacks!

Post # 4
9063 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

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llevinso :  colorblast coloring books (the special marker only works on the special paper so no mess), books to read, and a couple of little toy cars can go a long way to entertaining my kid. Blocks are also great spread out on an old swaddle blanket on the airport floor, but do take up more paking space. 

And snacks. So many snacks. More than you ever thought possible lol. At that age I didn’t let my daughter nurse during the day anymore, but flights were the exception because it helped calm her and relieve the pressure in her ears. If you aren’t nursing remember a bottle or a binky or something for him to suck on!

Post # 6
3878 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Lots of snacks! We also pack coloring books, crayons, a few small toys, and books. Also, Melissa and Doug makes these awesome reusable “water paint” pads that my baby loves and we always bring them on flights.

Post # 7
1245 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Water Wow coloring books are great, you just fill the pen with a little water once you get past security and let them go nuts. 

Make sure you have good kid headphones — they usually limit the max volume to much lower than adult ones, which is nice for avoiding ear damage. Honestly, flying is the one time we rely heavily on electronic entertainment. 

And yeah, binkies for ears, more snacks than you think you’ll need, and buy a big water bottle after security so you can refill that sippy cup all you need. 

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