Have posted this on the "products" section as well. The title says it all. Moving from Egypt back to New Zealand in June with me 6.5 months preg and a DS who will be 17 months. I'm looking for an activity toy that is smallish, quietish, few or no bits that can roll under seats/down isles etc, something that will take him 24 hours ish to work out or at least get tired of. I don't ask for much do I . Any other tips you could give me re flying with big tum and very curious 17 month old would be much appreciated. Cheers.
Not a specific toy, but a tip that I have used on several flights is wrap up a number of small toys and produce one every so often (i.e. when you are desperate!). The novelty of unwrapping the "present" helps pass the time.
gosh is it that long ago you were on MN passing the time while your first child was born, I remember chatting to you then.. and another one on the way... blimey.
Ummm.... is your dh going with you?
They do indeed like to play with the aircraft and they also like to bang the seats in front of them and run up and down the aisles. Who are you flying with? Hopefully a steward/ess will take pity on you and wander around with your boy to give you a break.
Second LapsedR. A string of new toys produced one at a time may keep it busy. I try to avoid toys that roll because... they roll away never to be seen again. In the past I have got one of those little boards that have a plastic pencil attached to it (I think they work with a magnet), a cars magazine (the star of the trip), some stickers that can be reused, a car, his 2 favourite books, and his teddy. It may seem like a lot but they all easily fit in the baby bag and carrying the extra weight is worth it if that gives you some hours of peace.
Thank you all so so much - some cracking tips here. Suzywong, TELL ME ABOUT IT!! It really does seem like yesterday that I was preparing for #1. Travelling with Singapore Air as Emirates had the overnight in Dubai then a straight 17-18 hours to Christchurch. Simply couldn't bare that long. Travelling with DH who will be an absolute star I'm sure. Paying for tickets the week after next so will ask for all the bells/whistles and free bees then. Cheers again XX.