1. Have a positive and flexible attitude about the flying experience
2. Be prepared, for anything
3. Bring many of her favorite snacks
4. Wrap a little present for her to open when the situation in midair gets desperate
5. Don't forget her favorite medo (bear)
6. To be considerate of the other passengers I thought of bringing along ear plugs. Do you think this is a good idea?
7. Reduce intake of sugar, candies, etc..
8. I'm debating stroller or toddler leash? I know I might get strange looks with the latter one but safety comes first.
9. Dress for the journey, I found this tip interesting, via Good Little Traveler: Honor the journey, weight it with preparation, excitement and then dress for the occasion. Wear clean clothes that aren't ugly t-shirts, from personal experience dressing yourself and your children in matching, comfortable, nice clothes ( no stains or holes) results in at least two positive results:
A. Your fellow passengers' first impression of you, as with a job interview, is that you respect them, and the journey, and that you are not taking the experience lightly.
B.Your children will have tangible evidence that traveling by air is something special.
Agree or Disagree? I'm more of a comfort kinda girl.
Our itinerary: Croatia to Germany 1 hour flight with a 3 hour layover then 9 hour flight to Chicago, go through customs, then hop on connecting flight to Des Moines, 1 hour flight, then drive for 1 &1/2 hours to parents home. Iowa see you soon!
Now back to packing and planning that birthday party for Beli.