11 hour flight...

Cristina - posted on 01/19/2010 ( 6 moms have responded )

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My family and I are going to be flying with our 20 month old on an eleven hour flight, and to be honest I'm terrified of the whole thing going there and coming back, any ideas to keep a 20 month old busy through the long long flight? I really need the help.

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i would buy a portable dvd player, bring crayons and i would board last, if you are going to be on the plane that long i wouldnt be in a rush to get on. also if the baby gets restless, walk up and down the isles..visit the cockpit. try to relax if you are stress they will feel your tension. also, i am not a fan of candy but maybe a lolly pop. i would just do one thing at a time, movie, draw..lolli pop. stretch everything out. bring a favorite pillow or stuffed animal for sleep.

Shona - posted on 01/20/2010

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We were lucky we travelled on a 10 hour flight with our daughter when she was 18 months, we took her "yappy Dog" & doll along with some books & she was fine. I don't eat the meal on flights so that was easy, airlines will keep you meal for you if you want to eat later on. Where are you going? who are you flying with? Hope the trip goes well. We also don't board the flight when you give prioty boarding to people with small children this ment less time strapped in withthe seat belt.

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Kelly - posted on 01/21/2010

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We flew with our 3 yr. and 12 mos. old to Singapore (moved). A combined flight time of over 20 hrs.- I agree with the dvd player, use it with your child before going so they know what it is- somtimes the players on the planes don't function correctly or they don't have what you want. Also, lots of snacks, sticker books- i.e- things your child hasn't seen yet, pull them out as you need them....Also just have the mindset that "we'll get through this!" oh and if your child is screaming- just comepletely ignore the glares you'll get, or you could ask for their help with your child, that will stop the stares :) have a safe trip!

Phi - posted on 01/21/2010

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dum dums and an i pod my kid didnt say boo on the flights from texas to ohio and back she thought the take off was funny

Bernie - posted on 01/21/2010

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me and my daughter flew from texas to california in october, she 17 months then, it was a 2 hour flight to vegas with a 3 hour wait and then a 45 min to san diego. for the most part you just have to stay calm. and get a pacifer for the flight so there ears wont hurt. i brought toys along but she wanted nothing to do with them. get a widow seat to so they can look out, that keeps entained for a bit. bring snacks and there own cup too. my daughter fell alseep durning the switch so the last flight was easy! and hopefully you are around people that dont mind a little crying cause they get fussy from sitting try and get up and walk them as much as you can. i hope your flight goes well! good luck!

Cristina - posted on 01/21/2010

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Shona, we are flying for the first time to Uruguay just my husband the baby and I, first flight 9 hrs. we make a stop in Brazil from there we take another plane 3 more hrs, we are flying at night witch I see might help, but I'm still a bit apprehensive about the length of the flight. I was thinking on a DVD player to take along.

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