It’s no wonder that parents of toddlers think twice before getting on an airplane. This is not an age when kids are able to sit still for very long – unless they have a lot to do! Here are some of our favorite tips for traveling with our own energetic toddler.
We bought these two airplane books, Plane and Airport, for Little M and we read them together in the days leading up to the trip. It’s also nice to take them along so he can point out all the pictures from the book – “look there’s the luggage, the airplane, the pilot!” If you have some extra room, consider taking along a favorite book from home or a new book with lots of pictures!
We are all about crayons on the airplane! The best ones are the kind that won’t roll away like these from Stockmar or even crayons in fun shapes, like these car crayons. Don’t forget some paper or these stick-on placemats, perfect for coloring and keeping tray tables covered.
Let your little one feel like a world traveler with his or her own backpack or luggage. We are surprising Little M with this one from Skip Hop for our next trip and I’m sure he will love wheeling it through the airport. Bonus: it has a shoulder strap so parents can carry it when kiddos get tired. I’m planning to pack all of Little M’s snacks, toys and books in here so they are easily accessible during the flight.