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What would you take on a flight for a 5 year old?

I am flying with my son for Christmas. We haven't flown since he was two. I am not sure what to take to keep him entertained and keep him from driving everyone else on the plance crazy. LOL! Any suggestions would be helpful!

 
kmath

Asked by kmath at 1:22 AM on Dec. 1, 2010 in Travel

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Answers (14)
  • A V-Smile or a Leapster! They are not the typical violent hand held games that kids get their hands on. My son plays with his all the time. It keeps his attention and he learns a lot from it!
    KLMC

    Answer by KLMC at 1:26 AM on Dec. 1, 2010

  • His favorie movie..and a mini DVD. Coloring books, a new book, , lots of finger snacks.
    GrnEyedGrandma

    Answer by GrnEyedGrandma at 1:25 AM on Dec. 1, 2010

  • Books, snacks, favorite toys, movies on a laptop if possible. Good luck!!
    musicpisces

    Answer by musicpisces at 1:25 AM on Dec. 1, 2010

  • books
    a couple of hotwheels
    a couple of little guys
    some sort of handheld if you have one for him
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:28 AM on Dec. 1, 2010

  • my daughter would be as happy as can be with her mp3 player
    alexis_06

    Answer by alexis_06 at 1:29 AM on Dec. 1, 2010

  • Can't headphones be used with leapsters?
    Averylee85

    Answer by Averylee85 at 1:36 AM on Dec. 1, 2010

  • Take a DVD player (lighter than computer) with favorite movies, a couple of interactive books. paper and pen or workbook, and a favorite toy. Make sure you have finger snacks you can buy at the restaurant before boarding e.g apple slices, healthy chips etc. and juice - don't rely on the airplane to supply enough snacks. He can carry the lighter stuff in his own personal backpack. Make sure the toys aren't loud to disturb other passengers.
    Edyeld

    Answer by Edyeld at 3:48 AM on Dec. 1, 2010

  • a loooonnngg time ago, we took our five year old and three year old to maui...now my kids are all grown up 19 and 17 but the looks we got when we borded the plane was priceless....give some benedryl so the pressure in the cabin don't hurt your child's ears and that will make him sleepy and probably will sleep through the trip, if you are against the use of benedryl, bring his favorite blanket, snacks, books, etc. you will have a fine time
    HELP767

    Answer by HELP767 at 12:40 PM on Dec. 1, 2010

  • Snacks, new toys, we take the leapfrog Tag book system with us, play doh ( they loved me for that one) , coloring books, DVD player , anything that makes him happy!
    mommytobrooke

    Answer by mommytobrooke at 9:35 AM on Dec. 2, 2010

  • snacks if u can, books, story books
    san78

    Answer by san78 at 6:16 AM on Dec. 8, 2010

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