Mom And Daughter; Animal Kingdom
  • On Dec 24, 2008
    Kim from MN Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    Wondering if you have any tips for flying with a 2-year-old (3 hour flight)?

    Hi Kim,

    I was so nervous about my daughter's first flight.  She was about 22 months and ended up having a really good trip.

    I make sure to pack a big bag of goodies and I get fruit drinks from the airport food court.  To make sure that she doesn't have any ear problems I have her chewing or drinking during the take off and the landing.  The trick is to take out the snacks as the airplane attendants are buckling their seat belts.  You don't want to give the snacks too early.  I also plan it so that my daughter is a little hungry for the flight.  Eating tends to help pass the time.

    I also get a few new books and toys for the flight.  I find her attention is kept best by small cheap toys that she has not seen before.  I've heard of other moms actually wrapping the toys so that their kids get to unwrap them. 

    Crayons and stickers are also must haves.  My daughter loved putting the stickers on the seat in front of her and the window of the plane.  I do use thicker higher quality stickers.  I wouldn't recommend doing that with dollar store stickers.

    We also bring a portable DVD player with headphones.  That works great but you can't use it during the beginning or end of the flight

    I hope my tips help.  Have a great trip
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