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what toys to take on holiday for18mth ds?

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bumptobabies Thu 14-Apr-05 08:21:48

were going to turkey in a couple of weeks and dont know how were going to keep ds amused and i darnt think about the flight, any tips pleeeeease.

nailpolish Thu 14-Apr-05 08:23:01

a little etch a sketch, elc and woolies do pocket sized ones perfect for travelling

Nemo1977 Thu 14-Apr-05 08:31:08

one of those lift the flap / feel textures book keeps mt ds busy for ages

bobbybob Thu 14-Apr-05 08:56:20

Keep the little plastic cups off the flight. Great for stacking, water play, driving around...

A toy steering wheel and staring at all the other passengers did my ds at the same age.

fisil Thu 14-Apr-05 09:00:12

A little plastic pot/box with buttons, small plastic animals, matchbox cars, stones etc. And you can't go wrong with a small pot for putting things in and taking them out again!

bumptobabies Thu 14-Apr-05 17:08:07

yep all seems obvious when you think about it, thank you, my brain is mush in thinking of everything to pack so i was in need of mn advice.

chipmonkey Thu 14-Apr-05 17:20:39

Bumptobabies, we took ds1 away at 16 months and my advice is to take a whole suitcase of toys. We only took a few and ds1 got very bored. We learnt the hard way!

desperatehousewife Thu 14-Apr-05 17:22:42

BTB - we're going to Turkey in a couple of weeks too! Where are you going?

Surfermum Thu 14-Apr-05 17:34:18

Whenever we go on hols I hide the toys I'm going to take for dd (23m) for a week or so before, then when she gets them on holiday it's like she's getting them for the first time.

When we went to Majorca she spent most of the flight taking the in flight magazine and sick bag out of the seat pocket and putting the tray thing up and down. Thankfully my BIL was sat in front of us. The flight went remarkably quickly as I was dreading it too, but she was fine. A drink for take off and landing so their ears don't pop is a good idea.

bumptobabies Fri 15-Apr-05 07:56:25

dhw were going with parents inlaw and they have chosen marmarus wouldnt be my choice, but anywhere i can get some sun is fine by me. where are you going? ive seen thes mats that you draw on or paint without the mess do you know the one i mean i thought that could be fun.sm thanks for reminding me of take of etc.feels like i havnt been away for donks.

desperatehousewife Fri 15-Apr-05 08:23:16

BTB - no what are those mats?

We are about 45 mins away from Marmaris - little place called Akyaka. So excited to be going away too - first 'proper' holiday since DS born nearly 3 years ago!

desperatehousewife Fri 15-Apr-05 08:24:10

did you see my post about vaccinations....have you had your child vaccinated before going to Turkey?

bumptobabies Sat 16-Apr-05 08:04:58

dhw my gp only recomended having vacinations if we were going far off the beat and track.

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