Late-Night Activity Ideas
• "For traveling in the dark, they loved the little light sticks that you can pick up in camping sections in different stores. That amused them for a long time. The younger child would even give his up in favor of watching his older brother twirling two of them in the dark at the same time."
~ Parent Soup member LADIAZII
Easing the Layover Blues
• "In case we have to transfer planes I take a small ball. I roll it all over the waiting area and my son chases after it. Sometimes other passengers will get into the game and start throwing it. It uses up the excess energy my son got from sitting still in the previous plane and it tires him out so that he doesn't get restless in the next plane."
~ Parent Soup member HeidiSmile
Before You Fly
• "Pre-order kiddie meals through the airline's 1-800 number or your travel agent. Also, check with your pediatrician about airsickness medications. This was a real problem for us until we started bringing medicine along with us. Bring a complete change of clothes for everybody (and two for the kids) in the carry-on luggage in case of accidents."
~ Parent Soup member Willhoef
What to Take On Board
• "Bring a small cooler with small containers of milk, juices and favorite foods. Don't forget a little spoon and plastic dish. You are never sure what you will have available on a flight. Also bring along an old favorite toy and something new that he has never seen before. It will spark his interest when you need a little time out too. Remember to relax and have fun. The trip itself can be an adventure. If you believe that so will your child."
~ Parent Soup member RUTLEDGEPR