Get a portable DVD player. I heard one once on a plane, from the seat in front of me, and honestly my first thought was who in the world would watch a movie on a plane w/o headphones? But then I saw it was to keep a baby entertained, and I thought, brilliant! SO much better than listening to a crying baby! And your little one might be big enough to wear earbuds anyway - but if not, I think the other passengers would still rather listen to The Wiggles than an unhappy child!! Also just bring some new toys, and bring them out one at a time - that way you always have another new toy waiting whenever s/he gets bored with the others or is really having a hard time sitting still.
at 12:05 PM on Apr. 20, 2010