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Travelling with a toddler!!

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Hi Everyone,

Happy bank holiday weekend!

It’s nearly midnight now on Saturday night but I wanted to do a quick post before I go to sleep.

I’ve been taking a few pictures as I’ve been packing today so I wanted to show you some of my summer holiday essentials. But first the focus is on flying with toddlers and what I’ve packed for Ollie.

We have a very long flight ahead of us. We’re headed for LA with a stop over in New York for a couple of hours. My hubby is meeting us in LA- we haven’t seen him in over a week so Ollie and I are very excited. Well Ollie doesn’t know what’s ahead of him but he knows he’s seeing his Dada again finally!

Ollie has been on a flight only once before- again it was long haul to Florida, he was 10 months old. I imagine it’s going to be a totally different experience this time with a 2 year old. I’m really quite nervous to be honest. I’ve tried to be as prepared as possible.

First things first is comfort. I chose this really cute and comfy matching tracksuit combo from the mini section in River Island for Ollie. I love the colour. I didn’t want jeans or anything too tight around his tummy.

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IMG 2_7140-768x1024Grey ‘Cool Kid’ sweatshirt – River Island (Buy here)

Grey joggers – River Island (Buy here)

I’m bringing 1 hand luggage on board with lots of toddler essentials.

1. A change of clothes. These tracksuit bottoms are Dunnes & the tshirt is River Island (see here).

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2. Blanket & comfort teddy.

3. Selection of farm animals. New book, cars and colouring book.
I think it’s a good idea to get some new toys or books they haven’t seen before. Introducing things slowly throughout the flight will keep things interesting for them.
Ollie loves his farm animals. I actually hid these for the last few days (so mean I know) but he’ll be so happy when he gets them again tomorrow.

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4. iPad – pre-loaded with a movie and lots of new apps, mainly farm animal ones.

5. Snacks snacks and more snacks!
I’ve packed rice cakes, Liga, raisins, yoghurt in a pouch- easier than bringing a spoon for a pot, and some grapes.

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6. If you’re worried about ears popping give them some milk when you’re taking off or if they’re old enough give them a lollipop to suck on, both will help prevent their ears from popping.

That’s it for now. I’ll be back with what I’m packing and wearing soon.

Niamh will be here holding down the fort while I’m away but don’t worry I’ll be keep you updated most days too.

Wish me luck for our big journey!

Much love

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