I suppose one of the inevitabilities of living Down Under is that if you want to go anywhere it’s going to take a VERY long time. Let’s face it, long haul flights are in our genetic blue print.
OK, let’s be honest here. I hate long haul flights. By their very nature they are …well…LONG!
I do feel however, that I have done an extensive systematic review of all available research dealing with long haul flights and toddlers. In fact, so extensive I am considering submitting it to the Cochrane Collaboration.
Here are my key findings:
- Take a collection of unseen compact and light art & craft activities and bring out one at a time. In desperate situations, bring out everything, spoil them for choice!
- Load up laptop, iPhone, iPod, iPad or any other electronic device within a 12km radius with fun apps & endless hours of mindless, speech-retarding viewing
- Try and keep some semblance of a routine going – keep one time piece on home time (that one cracks me up)
- Take regular walks around the cabin – look for a nearby playground even