10 things to pack for travelling with a toddler1. Food. We packed lots of snacks that were easy/not messy to eat, easy to transport that can go unrefrigerated for a few hours. For us the list of foods was:
- Dried unsweetened apple rings
- Dried unsweetened cherries
- String mozzarella cheese
- Whole wheat bread or English muffins
- Seedless clementines
- Just in case we downloaded a couple apps on an Iphone, but we didn't use them.
5. A car seat that fits in the plane seat. We were SO HAPPY that we got Allie a separate seat on the plane. We had hesitated for a long time, since she can still fly for free being under 2 years old. But finally we figured that a 6 hour-long flight is worth splurging for. That was the best decision ever! I simply cannot imagine what we would've done otherwise. The plane ride otherwise would've not been so easy. We borrowed this special car/plane seat from a friend that also had wheels hidden in it, so we could use it as a stroller at the airports, and she peacefully sat in it for almost the entire flight.
6. A blankie. We brought one of Allie's favorite blankies to give her some comfort and warmth during the bus and plane rides.
7. More diapers than we thought we would need was a good call.
8. Lots of wet napkins and some soft clothes for wiping stuff that kept spilling, wiping hands that kept getting dirty and for lining the seat that kept getting wet.
9. Bottle or a sippy cup to sip from while taking off and landing. It helped Allie's ears to deal with the pressure changes. We brought an empty bottle and filled it up after we had passed the security, but apparently we could've brought the liquids to the airport, as long as it was "for the baby", which is nice to know for the next time.
10. An extra shirt for yourself. You never know what's going to be spilled on you.
We flew to the time zone that is 3 hours behind our home. That was another reason to get a bit nervous. So I am really shocked in a good way how easily Allie adjusted.