Have toddler, will fly?
May 3, 2010 3:00 PM Subscribe
Have kid, will travel? Hey parents, what airline tips do you have for your toddler's first trip on a plane?
posted by fijiwriter to Travel & Transportation (22 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
This summer marks our first family trip via airplane, with our 3.5 year old daughter in tow. We're looking at one to two layovers each leg - Jackson, Miss., to Salt Lake City.
There's got to be plenty of MeFite parents out there who are used to this, and I'm curious what you've learned.
We're taking our usual car seat, as we're renting a car. We're flying AA, and I'm not 100 percent clear on car seat rules during the flight - I think she can sit normally, but please correct me if I'm wrong.
We also have a goody bag of QUIET activities, like drawing, books, and such. We also plan to bring snacks and drinks to help with inner ear pressure.
But beyond that, what other ideas do you have? (And yes, I know the "give her Benadryl!" will pop up...that's on the table.)