So flying with a child ..... I've done it for the last two years but with daddy's " help " this year I am flying solo as they say ( well not really as I have my mum and dad aswell )
Don't over pack hand luggage , bodhi is as I type playing with said cookie and a £1 minion pot ! Simple things sometimes are the best
Take your child's fav juice/ water bottle (empty) then once you are flight side you can fill it up from the water fountain
Take snacks, your child will eat them , if not you will ! I have brought a mix in my " snack bag " we have Ella's kitchen / kettle chips / Arctic paws ( bear ) / Mr Kipling
Bring a hard lolly for take off and landing this will not only help with your child's ears popping it will also keep them quiet with landing and take off as this can be a rather boring time with trays up and games put away
iPad if you have one let you child use it !! I have used up all of my storage downloading cartoons from bbc Iplayer this is free and can be used without the need of the Internet so can also be used while you are away as they stay on your pad for 28 days
I picked up a children magazine for Bodhi few days before our flight and for once I wanted the one with the most free gifts as these are great time wasters in the flight, he picked (friends) it's filled with colouring , games, stories and the free gift was a peppa pig camp stove set with a frying pan and egg he spent around 15-20 mins playing with this making me and others near by cooked eggs.
Not a great photo I know used the iPad !!
Last tip from me, poundshop !
Get a few small toys and wrap them up I have done one for each 1/2 hour this one was a pack of two finger skate boards and a bike him and nanny are building a skate park from the free news paper and the packaging ! These items are great as they are new and seen as a gift due to the wrapping and also if they get lost/broke. Who cares it was a few ££
So we have another hour and half on the flight I have now swaped seats with my mum so I can finish typing this and I've now got both ear buds in ! May even buy myself a drink ( oh wait I don't drink !! )
Hope you've enjoyed this blog please comment any tips you have from your travels