We recently took a 5 hour flight with our little one who has just started walking & wanted to spend most of her time practicing her new found skill. So we tried to think of other ways to entertain her, ranging from feeding time at the zoo, peekaboo, reading a variety of books, where's teddy? and out of desperation...let's read the flight safety card together (funnily enough none of these entertained her for very long before she had the urge to go off exploring again).
It did make me wonder though what games you can play quietly on an aeroplane to entertain your children (without electronic devices which she would probably throw at the person behind) without disturbing other passengers and within the confines or an ridiculously small seat - oh and bearing in mind the restricted cabin baggage allowances you have on todays airlines.
She's not quite up to drawing yet (wax crayons apparently are better for chewing, sticking in your ears or up Daddy's nose than putting on paper)..so just what can you do with a 14m old? And how do you manage when you have more than 1 child? I now appreciate just how hard it is for those parents travelling with 3 or 4 kids...it could well be us in the future (as we travel to see family in Cyprus & the UK) but I think we need to start learning fast how to entertain them as whilst our little one had bags of energy when she got off the flight - we were both shattered and we only have 1 at the moment.
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