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Air Travel with a Toddler


Scheduling your flights:  nap time/bed time, early morning, non-stop

Selecting seats:  Aisle seat vs Window, back of plane

Security considerations:  Video for kids

Umbrella stroller, kids under 12 keep shoes on

TSA traveling with kids

Pre-check,  fruit packs/liquids – vapor test

Board early? vs waiting, travelling with someone else – let them go ahead and follow last minute with child

Car seat vs harness vs nothing – turbulence

Checking car seat & stroller

Use flight attendants



food: mini sandwiches, cut-up veggies, string cheese

hand sanitizer

extra wipes, diapers

extra outfit

extra shirt for mom

birth certificate


sippy or straw cup

guava travel bed

gate check bag


dvd player/tablet

umbrella stroller


comfy shoes

boogie mist?

compression socks


Ear pull method for ear pain, yawning


– Airplane safety harness
Cares Airplane Safety Harness
– Comfort toys/lovies/blankies
– New toys
crayola color wonder
– DVD player/tablet
bluetooth kids headphones
– Snacks, snacks, snacks! sippy & snack holder
– Umbrella stroller – esp if layover

CARES Safety Harness

LilGadgets Headphones

Crayola travel set


Snack holders

Compression Socks

Boogie Mist

stroller bag

carseat bag


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Kristy lives in FL with her husband, daughter and their cat. They are expecting a new addition in the summer of 2014! She has a Bachelors and Doctorate in Physical Therapy and has worked in Orthopedics, Vestibular, and Ergonomics for the last 12 years. She loves spending time with her hubby and daughter enjoying music, reading, playing, and learning American Sign Language. Her other interests include traveling, being active, and catching up with family and friends.