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Travelling with children can prove difficult at the best of times, never mind on a long-haul flight. We have had some challenging flights in the past including our flight from the Seychelles back to Abu Dhabi. It was one of the worst experiences we have ever had as Brody was kicking, screaming and throwing his toys in the aisle. How embarrassing!
The flight was 5 hours but seemed like an eternity and it was all down to a little treat of sweeties at the airport, made him extremely hyper. Looking back, I think one of the main reasons for the more difficult flights was that we were simply not prepared enough. We had no colouring books, the battery on the iPad was low and a whole host of other things.
Over the years and with lots of frequent flying we have put together some of our best tips on how to entertain toddlers on a plane based on our own experiences.
This includes some great products too, you may not be surprised that you will find an iPad and other tech gadgets on the list. We don’t like our son to use electronic gadgets too much at home, they are for treats now and again but this rule goes out the window when you are on a flight! Gadgets are your new best friend!
Now that we are more prepared and organised, flying has been great. Yes, there are times during the flight he wants to climb about or winged, but we are prepared and can deal with it better by distracting.