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Preparing for our flight

We are counting 43 days till our annual vacation back home, I am excited and a little stress out thinking about it.

This is the first time I’m travelling with 2 kids- Kuya V 5 years old and LittleMiss C 11 months. I’m reading on tips on how to keep them busy and make our flight fun. I do want to avoid the stares of fellow passengers when the LittleMiss starts to cry; those look of “What kind of Mom are you?”  and “Can you not do something to make your baby happy?”

Kuya V was 1 yr and 3 months when we travelled from PH to DXB, but he was a happy baby who only wants to sleep, cuddle and breast feed, well he did cry 10 minutes before landing.

I’m not worried much on how to entertain V, he’s happy with his Ipad games and movies. LittleMiss C on the other hand doesn’t like to stay in one place, the longest time she stayed happy inside the playpen was 30 minutes.  I am assuming she will get bored constricted to just sitting with us and not be able to move around.

I still have month to prepare for our trip.

So far here are some of the things I have in mind to keep our plane ride stress free:

1)      Games – to keep them busy, this includes card games and ipad applications.

2)      Food – V is not happy with airplane food, he once called the attention of the FA and told her that the chocolate and food she gave was not good. I have to pack healthy snack for both Kuya V and LittleMiss.

3)      Blanket – not really a blanket but a piece to keep them comfortable and “familiar” when it’s sleeping time

4)      Clean Kit – wet ones, nose spray to decongest nose, eucalyptus salve, and extra clothes.

I might do a series of making “airplane fun” posts when LittleMiss give me some blog time.

Can you share your tips on keeping kids happy on a long flight?

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Hi, my name is Abigail a stay at home Mama of two LittleOnes and currently residing in Dubai, UAE since 2009. This is my little space online where I share activities, places we've been, food we enjoy and snippets of our daily expat life. ‘Cuddles and Crumbs’ is a combination of the two main things I share on this blog: cuddles (family) and crumbs (food).

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