MUST-HAVE essentials for travelling with teething tots
As you may know, we recently jetted off on a family getaway to Fiji with Mr 2 and Mr 4 in tow so I thought we’d share our hot tips for making the plane ride enjoyable, ahem, sorry, manageable. Planes are small and if you’re a tad cheap like us, your tot is probably also sharing a seat. We survived the 5-hour trip (just) with these essentials but we also tackled long-haul to Canada with an 18 month old a couple of years ago. Our advice for international loooong haul – just DON’T! Back to Fiji it is, then.
Nappy changes in that teeny tiny loo? A nappy wipe pouch is essential! We love our Wipouch as it keeps wipes nice and damp while easy to get them out with one hand. And when you’re heading for that dreaded high-flying nappy change, a nappy and wipes is all you need. The nappy bag stays at the seat.
While still on the rear, a multi-purpose cream is essential. We love Calm Balm – it’s a nappy balm as well as a multi-purpose skin cream and with all that dry air and a tot prone to eczema, we can lather it around to soothe any dry spots. And its great for me too!
Teethers, of course. And one that double as a toy are even better! Checkout our KEYS teether and your bub will not only be able to chomp away, they’ll have a stimulating toy to entertain as well.
As much as we hate to admit it, when boutique wooden toys aren’t doing the trick, the iPad it is. Just make sure you download a variety of games before leaving – saves the mad rush while taxi’ing down the runway to download a few before the internet shuts off (true story). As this was us, we put absolutely no though into what we downloaded and madly clicked on whatever we could. Luckily, Fruit Smash was among them and popping those fruit, popped away the time! There’s heaps of educational games too.
If you’re tot is anything like mine, a headband for me is essential. He might think hours of pulling my hair is a great time passer, but I sure don’t. So a stylish wide knot to get it out of sight (out of mind) is a must. We’d recommend our fav TopKnot Girl for sure. Add in a jacket for everyone too to keep nice a cosy from that cool airline aircon.
Annnd snacks. Lots of snacks. Cause not even us adults think much of airline food so a fussy tot. Forget it!
Other than that, time it so a nap is a given and you’ll be sipping stress-free cocktails before you know it. Cocktail? What cocktail? Don’t get me started on actually holidaying with kids! (Kidding, we had a blast!)
So, what are your hot tips for travelling with teething toddlers?