Looking for the best travel toys for your next flight? I compiled a list of my sons’ favorites that have saved my sanity on years of flights! Keep reading for 17 toys you need to grab for your next flight!
Out of all the aspects of traveling with kids, the plane ride is always the biggest hurdle for me. I don’t know about your kids, but mine cannot sit still. Like, they are always moving. And to add to that, they are always begging to go outside.
They would just live outside in the yard if they had the choice. So, putting them in a small space for hours without any chance to run around is always an adventure.
While my almost three-year-old can cuddle up with his iPad and blankie for most of the flight, even that gets old for him after a while. And don’t even get me started on my 1-year-old. Nothing keeps his attention for long enough.
So, I’ve experimented with many different toys to get through the many flights that we’ve been on.
I’ve put together a list of the most successful toys that have worked for my energizer bunnies. Check it out and try some on your next flight!
- When flying with kids, bringing appropriate toys to keep their attention will work wonders. There are different toys for each age range.
- For babies under 17 months, toys like fidget poppers, innybins, or lift-a-flap books work great.
- For toddlers 18 months and up, busy boards, coloring books, or a tablet will keep them entertained.
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Best Travel Toys For Babies: 4 - 17 months
By far, the hardest age to travel with. They understand the world a bit and they want to explore it. All they want to do is move and look around. They refuse to sit still. This stage by far takes the most creativity. The good thing about this age is they most likely still take good naps which gives you a break from entertaining.
Best Travel Toys for Toddlers: 18 months - 3 years
At this age, it gets a little more manageable. They’re interested in tablets, and they can do more heads down activities like coloring or sticker books.
Wrapping Up: Best Travel Toys for Babies and Toddlers
Just like everything else in life, the more you practice, the better you get. Flying with kids is the same!
As long as you are prepared, you will get through it. Bring a few of your kid’s favorite toys, along with a few on my list above it’ll make the flight much more manageable.
And the good news is that eventually the flight WILL land and it’ll all be over!