One of my dear friends is traveling with her petite to Hawaii in a few days, I was trying to remember what all we packed for our little one when we traveled to California when she was 13 months old and then to Ireland when she was 16 months. There are a few things that really saved us on our travels:
Stacking cups were great for her because we could put snacks in them and then hide things under them as well.
AquaDoodle book is a must for any kid who is on a plane or in the car it is great. At 4 years old she still uses it in the car. It was one of the best purchases we’ve ever made, just don’t lose the water pen.
Easter eggs are great too, buy them now, I always seemed to want them when it wasn’t near Easter. They are great to put little snacks in or you can put beans in them and make shakers. Plus they are fun for the kids to open, its like a little present. Try to find the eggs where they shells are attached that way you wont have to try to find tops or bottoms.
Colorful Post-its these are fun to stick onto the tray table as well as window. They are also fun to pull off of the little stack, not very environment friendly though.
Blue Painters Tape this stuff is awesome, same idea as post-its, fun to peal on and off of the tray table and windows
Cheerios we used these in the eggs when the petite was 12 months, then used them with pipe cleaners when she was 16 months, she enjoyed putting them onto the pipe cleaners and then eating them
Fruit/Veggie Squishies these are a must for traveling babies, they are the perfect size to take on the plane and virtually mess free.
Toddler or Baby Crayons these are awesome, you can color on small notebook pages. Really easy for little hands to hold onto.
Window Clings I just saw this one on Pinterest, and thought it would be a good idea to have these little cute clings to decorate the window.
Some other items to pack, an extra shirt for you especially if the petite will be sitting in your lap. A scarf/pashmina for nursing in private. Extra set of clothes for the petite and binkie if they will use them.
I am sure there are a ton of other ideas out there for traveling with toddlers, if you have a suggestion for something that you do and love please let me know in the comment section. All of the stuff I listed above can be found at Target, the only thing that I have to order online was the AquaDoodle and you can find it here.
Traveling with a little one can be very overwhelming, I find that the more planning I did the better things turned out and who knows the petites might even just sleep the entire time. 🙂