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Taking 15 month old on a plane ride

Hey everyone, I have flown a few times with my daughter. However this will be the longest plane ride. We have two flights and it will be a long time with her on my lap. Any toy recommendations would be greatly appreciated!

  • Cathy
    Jul 17

    How long are the flights?

  • Anonymous
    Jul 17

    I would recommend you get her own seat; as it’s so hard to hold kiddos on longer flights.

  • B
    Jul 17

    Reusable stickers. I have a pack from Melissa and Doug. And snacks. All the snacks.

  • Cathy
    Jul 17

    Agree. She needs her own seat if it’s longer than an hour at that age!

  • B
    Jul 17

    It’s up to you. We did lap baby up to two years no matter how long the flight. Sometimes would put up the armrest and sit her between us. But couldn’t afford a third seat if we didn’t have to

  • cocomac
    Jul 17

    If you have a squirmy one and don’t want to pay for third seat, get any “first” row, the row with nobody in front and it’s a wall, and your table comes from the arm rests. That extra space at your legs is like a little playpen for baby. Assuming the third person (if there is a third seat) isn’t a huge curmudgeon! The only downside is that the arm rests don’t move so when baby naps... no stretching out at all. All the snacks. And new toys. If you allow screentime, prepare to give up your headphones for baby, or bring your own iPad and headphones!

  • Anonymous
    Jul 18

    Don’t shame me but I download a bunch of movies on my laptop/phone. We don’t do a lot of screen time (especially with my phone) so if I set up my son with a rare snack (like Chex mix) and a good movie that’ll last him a while. Also be sure you avoid nap before the flight/wake him up early so he’s tired! Try and have him nap through at least one of the flights!

  • Amanda
    Jul 18

    Buying an extra seat is not an option. One flight is 3 hours. The first flight is only 30 minutes

  • B
    Jul 18

    Oh 3 hours is nothing for lap. You’ll be fine. Save new toys and books for the second flight, though.