My daughter has been traveling a lot since she was born because we don’t live near family. So she has been taking car trips since she was very young. She’s a very good car traveler which makes things easier for us, especially when we are driving back home to Michigan from North Carolina.
But I had been stressing out because she and I were going to be flying to Texas for my cousin’s wedding. I knew that there was going to be a lot of walking, waiting, sitting and I wasn’t sure how she was going to handle it.
She had flown once before when she was 11 months old for another cousin’s wedding. But she was nursing then, so I just nursed her to sleep on the flight. It was super easy. Toddlers are generally not easy, so I was worried.
I shouldn’t have been though, as she did great. She was happy to roll her very own suitcase through the airport. During the waits in the airport, she would play nicely and color without making a ruckus.
On the plane, she ate the Milk Duds I offered in order to keep her ears from popping on take off. On the flight there, she colored and played with stickers from the special goody bag I had made up. On the flight back, she fell asleep on me for most of the flight.
Apparently, I had nothing to worry about since my child is apparently a great traveler. How does your toddler handle traveling – either by car or by plane?