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10 hour flight with a two year old

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Marshmon · 31/07/2021 09:45

Hi,

Does anyone have any tips for flying with a 2 year old, especially anyone that’s done it recently with covid rules?

Is it worth paying extra to get the fast tracks through security.

Most of the articles online are American so reference products and things we can get here

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whiteroseredrose · 31/07/2021 10:03

My DSis flew to Vancouver with her nearly 2 year old DD a few years ago so not post Covid, however.

At 2 your DC will have their own seat which is better than on your knee.

Her comment was LOTS of changes of clothes, for you as well. Her DD was sick and had smelly nappy leak. Plenty of wet wipes and nappies. Familiar snacks.

And a very thick skin because all the other passengers will hate you.

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DinosaurDiana · 31/07/2021 10:04

My tip would be don’t do it !!

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Knackeredmommy · 31/07/2021 10:14

I've flown to the Caribbean several times when mine were babies and toddlers. Their hand luggage was all spare clothes & snacks. I made sandwiches etc and packed in coolbag lunchbox. They enjoyed having their own tv and slept too, it wasn't that bad. If you are bringing a pushchair, they may scan it at the airport so be prepared to fold it and hold onto your DC. I always got them to suck drink something on take off and had a blanket and soft toy.

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emmathedilemma · 31/07/2021 14:14

My local airport has a family lane at security so its not worth for paying for fast track if yours has one too.
Lots of things to do and watch, spare clothes for both of you, snacks, soft toy to snuggle down for a nap….
Don’t buy into the offer to board the plane first, that’s just another half an hour to restrain a toddler for! You want to be the last to board and run round the terminal until you do!

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Fluffandbubbles · 31/07/2021 14:47

My sister did a flight to Australia with a 2 year old and her tip was to have lots of little surprises bagged up and to dish them out at intervals through the flight. Toys, games, water pen drawing, snacks etc etc

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