Dreading a 8hr flight with a 14month old

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Im going to be taking a trip from the u.s to the u.k next month with my 14 month old, this will be the first time i will be travelling without my husband and im starting to dread the trip, my son cannot sit still for more than a minute. I have no idea how im going to entertain him for eight hours. the last time i flew with him he was still nursing which made it a lot easier, (he also wasnt walking yet) i dont even know if planes carry regular milk, and if i do have to bring my own, how do i keep it cold? i welcome any advice from moms who have been through this

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thanks for your help guys, your suggestions have been great, im definately going to get some panadol and a cooler is a great idea...my son loves to eat so il be sure to pack loads of snacks!

Kristy - posted on 03/20/2009

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Hi i am also taking my first flight with my daughter, she is 13 months old and i am really stressed about it!! For her milk though i actually bought a flask and i have tried it out to make sure it works... and it does even after a whole day at room temperature the milk inside as still really cold. i have also bought lots of snack type foods and have packed lots of toys that will hopefully cause less annoyance to other passangers. Also make sure u pack some panadol because they say alot of children can suffer really bad from sore ears and panadol can help with that! good luck i hope some of this has helped you =)

Kristy - posted on 03/20/2009

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Hi i am also taking my first flight with my daughter, she is 13 months old and i am really stressed about it!! For her milk though i actually bought a flask and i have tried it out to make sure it works... and it does even after a whole day at room temperature the milk inside as still really cold. i have also bought lots of snack type foods and have packed lots of toys that will hopefully cause less annoyance to other passangers. Also make sure u pack some panadol because they say alot of children can suffer really bad from sore ears and panadol can help with that! good luck i hope some of this has helped you =)

Danielle - posted on 03/18/2009

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i have just had a 14 hour bus ride with my daughter Sophia 13 months, and was 20 weeks pregnant at the time..without my partner too! It was very hard, tiring and long. All she wanted to do was escape from me and make friends with everyone. I took toys, books, plenty of snacks, heaps of water and a cooler pack with ice bricks and fresh milk. I also took long life milk just in case. I am sure the airline would help you to warm the milk if needed.. Just remember that it will end! I was hot and bothered at the end and a nice young girl offered some relief - i took it and went and washed my face and took a deep breath! - Maybe a flight attendant will do the same. Also i took panadol just in case.

Casandra - posted on 03/18/2009

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when my daighter was 16 months we flew to HI. i totally stressed about it, and it actually went well. i bought an avent cool pack case for milk than i purchased milk at the airport, some flights will carry milk, id be sure to call and ask. i had a window seat because my daughter played at least an hour with the shade and i could entertain her during take off and landing with pointing stuff out,, i took a backpack full of snacks and her fav toys. im surre it will go well for the both of you.

Stevie - posted on 03/18/2009

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well i haven flown with my son yet and he sure isnt 14 months yet either but i have flown before but just to florida lol but take plenty of toys soothing music books if he can color yet bring some stuff for that his fav toy blanket whatever plenty of clothes also and he will probably still have to be in his car seat same rules as a car is what i hear and see and im sure if you ask for some milk or juice will be on the plain also but if you are really worried about the milk you can call and make sure my guess the hardest part you will have with this trip will be the time change/jet lag with you and your son have a fun trip and don worry about it to much im sure everything will go great and i hope i helped

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