How to Survive Airline Travel with a Toddler

Toddler airline travel doesn't have to be scary! Follow my 10 easy tips and your next flight will be a breeze!

I haven’t flown a TON with Bitty but we have been through the airport before and I thankfully she is a pretty good flier. I attribute that to luck and of course some planning. Honestly, I am an excessive planner and before our first flight, I researched a ton on toddler airline travel. Between that research and my experience now I want to share my top 10 tips for toddler airline travel!

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Black Bean Garden Sensory Bin

The month of May is all about getting outside and watching things grow. Outside isn’t ALWAYS an option. So here is a little garden of “dirt” she can play with inside without a huge mess! The Black Bean Garden Sensory bin is super simple to set up and we had most of the supplies at home already!

a title card for a black bean garden sensory bin showing a toddler pinching a bean

This is a great activity to practice pouring and transferring. Also, the beans are super simple to clean up if there is a spill!

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Toddler Play Shelfie – April 29 – May 10

I am soo ready for winter to be over and to spend more time outside and make use of all our new outside toys we got from Easter! I’m hopeful that the time is quickly approaching!

title card for our toddler play shelfie for the first part of May

This week’s toy rotation actually had me a little stumped. I try and have a rounded selection of toys. From construction to imagination to fine motor to logic, and so on. She’s really not ready for anything literacy or number based, so we haven’t really gotten into that.

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Our Favorite Toddler Board Books

We LOVE books.

We own more books than anything else I would say. Instilling a love of books and reading is so so important for little brains. I won’t get into the science behind it, I’m not nearly educated enough to do so! lol

To this day I love to read (having the time to do so is another story…) and I hope that Sidney grows up to love reading as much as her daddy and I do.

title card for our favorite toddler board books
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Toddler Play Shelfie – April 15th

This was the first time in a long time that I actually forgot about toy rotation…

We had family in town in and out of the house for most of last week so Bitty just didn’t spend as much time at home and what time she did spend here she was thoroughly entertained with her grandparents.

title card for toddler play shelfie

So this morning I had to make a decision. Do I rotate before she may be ready or do I rotate before things get stale?

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Toddler Play Shelfie – April 1st

Another toy rotation in the books! I rotate every two weeks normally; though this was technically a three-week rotation because we were gone for a whole week in the middle for a little “spring break”. This was the first time that I considered leaving the toys for a little longer. As I was watching her play over the weekend she was still interacting well with a few of the items! In the end I did decide to change most of it out but we did have out first repeat toy this time so we’ll see how that goes!

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