Long Haul flight with a 22 month old???

Anna-marie - posted on 02/27/2011 ( 2 moms have responded )

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Hey ladies,



I am planning a trip to my home land the UK in october, my boy will be 22 months by then.



I wondered if anyone had any tips or advice they could share?

will he fit in a bassinette??



i am only paying an infant price, so no extra seat.. as i cannot afford it. I am travelling on my own too. but i do plan to stop in Dubai for 2 nights to try and re-coup.



my boy is 15 months at the moment and is into everything and is a total fidget, so i'm a bit nervous, so any advice would be great :)



thanks in advance



Anna x

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Geovana - posted on 02/27/2011

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i havent flown that far but suggest juice for the ear pops, snacks n his most entertainin toys! Have a safe flight!

Kimberly - posted on 02/27/2011

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What airline are you flying with? I've flown 4 times between the US and UK with my daughter since she was 2 months old (she's 18 months old now) We used to fly British Airways and your child might fit in their bassinet depending on how big he'll be, but the last couple times we flew with Continental and our daughter absolutely did not fit in their one and it was miserable for her! She couldn't sleep comfortably in our arms and she pretty much slept 45 minutes in a 10 hour flight. Calling the airline and asking doesn't really help either because they wont give you a good answer, they'll just say what their bassinet's weight limit is. and since they don't bring out the bassinet until after you've taken off and levelled out, you're just going to be stuck finding out if he'd fit when it's already too late I'm afraid. Don't stress about it though, if you get stressed your son will feed off that! Pack him lots of snacks and toys to keep him occupied and let him walk up and down the isles every couple of hours. For my daughter my husband uploaded a bunch of episodes of Peppa Pig on his PSP and we brought crayons and paper, books, etc.



One thing you need to keep in mind is you'll have to keep him entertained from the time you take your seat until after you've taken off and they let you turn on electronics or get your tray out to let him color...that was the hardest time for us to keep our daughter happy because it limited the things we could do with her and she wanted to get up and walk around. We had a Peppa Pig book that had magnet figures she could put on the pages, that was pretty much the only thing she could do for the 30 minutes!! So just make sure you plan accordingly.



It's a good idea to stop off in Dubai for a couple days!! That will definitely be good for the both of you! Good luck and I hope you enjoy your trip :)

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