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Sunday, February 17, 2008
Some tricks I have learned, flying with Baby
1- Get a window seat! You would think it would be easier to have an isle seat incase your child needed a diaper change, etc. I have found it way more of a hassle having an isle seat. All Miles wanted to do is run up and down the isle and visit with the other passengers. Which I am sure is adorable the first 5 times. The rest of the flight, I am fighting him to stay out of the way of the flight attendants and their giant carts that take up the whole isle.
It is better that they are contained, and have to climb over two stranger's laps to get to the isle. Much more intimidating. Plus looking out the window, and the cool sliding things that open and close the window, is something that can be very entertaining, and you don't have to pack it in your already too big purse that is crowding your feet. Wow, that was a long sentence.
2-Keep entertainment items small and not every day toys. Some items that have worked for us..
stickers. As seen in a photo posted earlier. This took up a good half hour. We tried to find the funniest places to put stickers.
one I learned from my sister in law, is get a small box or tupperware and cut slits in it big enough to fit coins through. You probably want to wash the money first. This worked wonders on our trip to Hawaii ( 4 hour flight?) Hours of entertainment. The fascination that he actually got to play with money, plus he delighted in putting the little coins through the little slits.
gum worked good for immediate distraction and bribery. Who cares if it stays in his system
for 7 years.
3- Opt for a water with a lid as opposed to a cup and can of soda. When you are sharing a seat with a kicking child, a cup of soda sitting on a flimsy table right at foot level is way more work than it is worth. Or maybe purchase a soda with a lid before entering the airplane. Somehow I never follow my own advise on this one and end up sharing a tray with my already annoyed neighbor.
4- fly Jet Blue. More leg room, Good snacks and lots of them, Guaranteed your own television with cartoon network. Need I say more?
Please share if you have any flying advise.