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in November I will be travelling overseas to Fiji for a holiday with my mum two sisters my two year old and my (then) nine month old baby. Any tips on what to expect on the plane and what to do to get my kids to sleep and entertained? Also tips on preventing ears hurting?

Posted by dbhall82, 19th September 2015

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  • An old question I see. Did it go well ?

  • dummy was a life saver and/or a bottle with water or milk during take off and landing. =)

  • Seems all the things I would suggest have been suggested already! Maybe write a list so that you don’t forget to pack everything you need and then you can check you’ve got it all packed again when you leave. Have a fab time!

  • I usually pack lollies that they can chew to help with ears and fir nine month old I would give a bottle throughout flight. Definetly pack their fav toys and if you have iPad load it up with their fav shows.

  • For the ear problem, I was told to ensure they suck on something during landing and take off. Worked for my kids, breast, bottle or lollipop (depending on their age) and we had no ear problems

  • yes get entertainment ready! give drinks or snacks to help with ears. start thinking about the stuff you use everyday in regards to your child and don’t forget to take it!

  • You are lucky as it sounds like you have 3 adults to 2 children, but you may end up not all seated together :( Try to get to the airport as early as possible, to make sure you get the bassinet for your 9 month old. But I think your 2 yo will be too big & not allocated a bassinet, you may want to make a call to the airline to ask about this?

    Suggest you have bottles ready for take off & landing to help with their ears. Make sure you have things they like to keep them busy, my ipad was loaded up with apps before we left.

    IMPORTANT! If they use dummies, make sure you have lots of spares (like 5 or 6) because you can never find the same ones your child loves & your whole holiday can be over before its begun if your child doesnt have its dummy!

    Dont expect them to sleep – expect to keep them entertained! the whole time! If they sleep, then its a bonus for you. Its noisy, not their normal environment, not normal time etc etc

    & have fun, Fiji is amazing & you all will have a great time together

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