Going overseas with an 18 month old - need sanity advice!

Kathy - posted on 11/15/2010 ( 1 mom has responded )

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We are going to Spain in a couple of weeks, and although I am looking forward to the trip, I am dreading the plane ride with my active little guy. I just wondered if anyone had any great tips for traveling with an active toddler...such as packing..should I take a light stroller for convienence or a heavy duty one for naps and carrying items... quiet yet entertaining toys and activities... airport tips??? THANK YOU!

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Merri - posted on 11/15/2010

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I traveled on aplane with my son at that age.although we only went to FL so our ride was much shorter then yours will be. For starters i took the heavey duty stroller. Its pretty easy at the gate and I was able to store stuff while in the airport. I also brought plenty of snack ( stuff he doesnt have everyday i.e cookies, brownies)so that he had treats with him. Also I bought him a hand held video game. He couldnt play it and I muted the sound but he liked the idea of pushing the buttons and pretending to be playing. Crayons and coloring books were helpful too. Basically I brought things with my that he didnt have access too all the time. So that when he got antsy I pulled them out and they entertained him for a while. Does he watch any tv? You could bring a portable DVD player and his favorite movies for him to watch.

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