- If at all possible buy an extra ticket for your child and put the car seat in the plane seat. Maybe this would have helped?
- Don't expect your child to sleep on the plane. It just might not happen.
- Practice using headphones with your child a few weeks or months before you leave if you plan on trying a portable DVD player or iphone.
- Realize that others have gone through it too and that you'll be off of the plane very soon(even though it seems like you'll be stuck there for an eternity).
Sunday, April 11, 2010
The big Trip
I cannot believe Spring Break has come and gone already! Amaya and I left bright and early last Saturday to embark on our journey across the country. As I said in my last post, I was very nervous about the plane flight. I wish I could say that I had no reason to be nervous because Amaya was a saint on that long 5 hour plane flight. However, it was the LONGEST 5 hours of my life! Amaya screamed almost the entire time and this is after someone was kind of enough to switch us spots so Amaya could have a seat all to herself. There was no consoling her at all. She refused to keep headphones on her head to watch any movies, didn't want snacks, she didn't want to read books, color in her coloring book, or anything else I tried, including her binki and the Tylenol. So, here are my tips if you are flying with an child over the age of 1.