I’m laughing to myself as I write this, thinking about the planning and preparation I did before taking my first flight with an infant. I stressed about every little detail for about a month. Looking back on it, that was absolutely crazy and totally unnecessary. You live and learn, right?
I can still picture myself sitting on the playroom floor staring at her toys and wondering “what the heck should I pack to keep her entertained?!” In all honesty, I could have given her pretty much anything at the ripe old age of 3 months and she would have been fine with it. However, I did find that some toys were easier to use than others. A few options kept her attention more effectively, while several others were a source of comfort. In addition, a few of the toys served multiple purposes during our vacation. They were great options in the car, on long walks and even in restaurants.
Just remember, no matter what you decide to pack, you should always bring multiples. I guarantee at least one toy will inevitably end up on the germy airport floor. The best way to avoid a mental breakdown (for your child and yourself) is to have lots of backups.
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Even if you aren’t a fan of the products above, be sure to select a variety of toys with lots of different sensory experiences. The colors, sounds, and textures are what will keep your baby occupied. In addition, our daughter loves books, so a board book was a must-have. Teethers are always a safe bet and a great option for hands-free play.
Best of luck to you and your family on your next adventure! Remember… it’s all about the memories!!
If you found this helpful, check out my other post about the 8 Discoveries I Made when Flying with an Infant.
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