As you all MUST know by now, we are in Menorca! So this weeks Fab Five for Friday are tips for flying with a toddler.
So, how did Mummy make the flight the best for me that she could?
Well, here are some tips to help make flying with a toddler a bit easier:
1. I am nearly 3, from my 2nd birthday I have had to have my own ticket and seat booked. But I also get my own hand luggage allowance. And I can take my pushchair on the plane too. When I was under 2 I didn’t have to have my own seat, but Mummy could have booked me one.
2. Mummy tries to pick’decent’ time flights if possible – We had a morning flight here and have an early afternoon flight home which is perfect. Long haul flights would be best through the night.
3. My little ears usually hurt as we take off and land. Stickers and a sticker book distracted me, and something to chew helped my ears to pop to relieve the pain. So remember raisins, a banana, or some natural fruit chewy sweets. A drink helped me too.
4. Mummy kept my pushchair until we actually boarded the plane – then we gave it to the crew to put in the hold.
5. Mummy had one bag with all our essentials in – as well as tickets, passports, money and any other important stuff she had my ‘stuff’ to grab easily. Nappies (No comments please, no I have not conquered the potty yet), wipes, my dummy, sheety (blanky comforter) and any special toys.
The flight is only something over two hours long, so it wasn’t too bad. Mummy also packed some colouring for me, a couple of books, and a couple of new treats that I won’t have seen before, for when I get fed up.
I am SO excited to be on holiday – and looking forward to sharing our adventures with you.
Have you any tips for flying with a toddler?