We all have horror stories of out-of-control toddlers on a plane. I for one believe that parents must engage and take control. 90% of the solution is in their hands (or glacial stares..) This is no time for a laid-back hands-off approach! I was surprized to see that pilots where actually removing families with tantrum-crazed toddlers from their flights. *wow* that’s serious!
Plan ahead: pack small new toys! This is important for distraction and capturing your little ones attention…but the bottom line is YOU the parent will be the entertainment and distraction all flight long.
This article from ABC news has some good tips for managing a child on a long and cramped plane ride. What have You found that really helps settle the young’uns on a plane ride? Please share your suggestions with us.