Tie toys to the diaper bag for in-flight toddler entertainment
Here's how Emmie kept her toddlers busy on the plane:
When our twin boys were 18 months old, we took a 3 hour plane trip. Both boys are very attached to their bunny lovies, which they need in order to sleep, so I was afraid of losing them. We took a diaper bag for each boy since we couldn't all sit together, and I tied each bunny to a diaper bag with a shoelace. In the process, I accidentally discovered a great way to entertain toddlers on a plane. the boys loved throwing down the bunny and "fishing" for it, a game that they could play over and over while not bothering anyone. We played all kinds of games this way. A favorite was tugging on the bottom of the bunny and pulling it back down so they couldn't see me doing it. Next time we fly I'm going to tie about 3 toys to different shoelaces. I suggest boot laces for the extra length.
We've got a bunch of kid flying tips -- scan the Travel/Going Out archive before your next flight.
A note about Emmie's blog -- she's collecting breastfeeding stories by mothers of multiples: "I have tried to create what I was lacking when I set out to nurse my twin boys, namely personal detailed narratives. I am always looking for moms of multiples who breastfed to submit their own stories, so that we can learn from each other's hard-won perspective and give a little encouragement to moms of twins or more who want to breastfeed. I can tell from the many Googlers that visit this section that it is being read and learned from."