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What to put in my kid's carry on luggage.

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paulaplumpbottom Wed 10-Aug-11 10:08:44

We are off to Spain and the flight will be three hours. My DD is 8 and my DS is 3. What should be in their carry on?

sassyTHEFIRST Wed 10-Aug-11 10:12:28

Colouring and a set of pens/crayons
clean tshirt for the big one, outfit for the little one (are you trusting them or will they wear a nappy?)
DS or similar; music player with earphones. Story pre-loaded on it?
Small character toys but not ones with lots of little bits
Storybooks
Earplugs, sweets for landing, travel bands if you have a sicky one
Wipes

paulaplumpbottom Wed 10-Aug-11 10:14:24

He is mostly potty trained but still has the odd accident so I'll put him in nappies with all the excitement.

paulaplumpbottom Wed 10-Aug-11 10:25:10

Thank you. I could give DD gum but what sort of sweet would I give a 3 year old. I'd worry about him choking.

sassyTHEFIRST Wed 10-Aug-11 10:27:53

Good point (mine are bigger and we give them boiled sweets).

Would he slurp water from a baby bottle? You could take empty bottle on with you, then buy a bottle of water once aboard?

paulaplumpbottom Wed 10-Aug-11 10:30:22

He usually uses a regular cup but might take a sippy cup if I dilute some orange juice and put in it.

sassyTHEFIRST Wed 10-Aug-11 10:31:49

Remember you can't take liquids onto the plane

paulaplumpbottom Wed 10-Aug-11 10:36:39

Oh I know. Hopefully I'll be able to buy some either airside or on the plane.

CroissantNeuf Wed 10-Aug-11 10:46:39

You can take on board bottles of water that you have bought at hugely inflated prices airside.

In the DCs hand luggage we take something along the lines of:

-Nintendo DS or similar
-mini-colouring books/wordsearches/puzzle books
-magazine each which usually comes with a free gift (they get to chose one in the airport WHSmiths -its become part of a holiday tradition/treat as we don't normally buy them)
-babywipes and tissues
-snacks (lots!)
-lightweight change of clothes
-chewing gum for take-off and landing (but my 2 are now 7 and 11)

paulaplumpbottom Wed 10-Aug-11 10:58:55

Thanks Croissant! I hadn't thought about those magazines. My DS is always begging for one. They are such a rip off do I always say no. This is the perfect time.

CroissantNeuf Wed 10-Aug-11 11:04:58

Paula -just make sure the free gift isn't a little plastic flute or some other noise maker wink

paulaplumpbottom Wed 10-Aug-11 11:06:24

Lol I won't. They make enough noise without additional help!

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