I was running late. It was winter, and it's NYC so of course there was a blizzard happening. We had a ferry to catch, if we missed it we'd be set back a full hour. My son's shoes went on without incident. The coat he wanted nothing to do with. In seconds, my good natured child became my nemesis. There were … [Read more...]
Traveling with a toddler? No need to panic. A little preparation and you’ll be fine!
The full collection, as squeezed into Mr. Z’s diaper bag. Ingredients for an entertaining and hopefully uneventful 6 hr flight from NYC to SF
A few favorite tiny toys made the journey with us. These deliver a high ratio of fun to volume – a very important consideration for inclusion in a bag that fits fully under the seat in front of you…
An abundance of art supplies for creative outlet in flight. Crayons, stickers, colored pencils, and yes even a tray of watercolors (a few pieces of ice make these usable without the risk of a cup of water). Maybe a little overboard here, but what can I say – when it comes to creating, we like to have options.
Books are a must if you want to avoid hours of screen time on your journey. Put one or two favorites in the diaper bag for taxi and take off, and the rest in the top compartment of your roll behind for easy access when the seatbelt sign goes off.
I could take a moment to complain about having to pay for food on a cross country flight, but let’s be honest, I wouldn’t really want to give Mr. Z airline food anyway. A compartmentalized tray full of finger foods makes a great meal, even on a long flight. We had walnuts, pistachios, olives, mary’s gone crackers, cheddar cheese, an apple, raspberries, cucumbers, and a kind bar (or three). This kept all of us satiated until we reached our final destination.
In flight entertainment: miles clocked up and down the aisles, followed by cuddles and story time with the Baba.