In less than a week, I’m making a transatlantic flight including a stopover with a 15 month old. Who’s got advice for me? Cause I’m bugging just a little about trying to keep him from being a huge annoyance to everyone on the plane. He does have his own seat, not sure if I should put the car seat in it or not. Seems it would be good to put him to sleep in there, but bad in that it takes up play area (he’s still in the backwards facing seat). I’m leaning towards gate checking the seat.
I’m gonna bring his favorite books, his favorite teddy, and I’ve been told introducing him to Play Doh during the trip will keep him occupied for some time. I got a puzzle, but he hasn’t shown much interest in it yet. I’m also bringing along a silk square for playing peekaboo, etc. I read online that painter’s tape is a good thing. Is this true? Cause it’ll require a special trip to the Baumarkt to get some, which I’d rather avoid if at all possible. Oh, also an empty water bottle that he can screw the lid on and off of, plus plenty of snacks. Anything else I should bring? Any other advice on keeping 15 month olds happy on planes?