Tips and Essentials for Traveling with a Toddler

Traveling with a toddler may sound like one of the scariest things you have heard since halloween right?
There are a few big things to worry about like.. are they going to have a tantrum… will they sleep… how many germs are on this plane?! (The germs are always my biggest concern!)
But honestly with a few essentials we made it through our four and a half hour flights like a breeze!

We have been traveling with Isabella since she was 6 weeks old and pretty consistently, so that may make it a tiny bit easier in some ways. But I definitely think that traveling with a baby is soooo much easier than a toddler! For the most part you can count on them sleeping the majority of the flight. They don't have many needs.. (Milk & Paci) and you can pretty much keep them germ free since they are bundled up and not touching and putting there mouths on every thing they see.
Something I never thought I would say is that I now can appreciate a layover! With a walker it is so nice to get them out and have them stretch their legs on flights over 3 hours if you have the time.
With a few trial and errors I have found the items that make all of our trip so much more enjoyable!
Hope this helps you all with you travels and if you have suggestions to add I would love to hear them!

I have started to pack Isabella her own little carry-on. She loves being independent these days and when she sees that we have a bunch of bags to carry you better believe she has to have one of her own!
I fell in love with this cute little personalized back pack from Stuck On You and she has to take it everywhere with her these days! She may not be in school quite yet but she feels so big with her very own "packed pack"

In her backpack I like to have

-Clorox wipes, to wipe everything I think she could possibly touch once with get to our seats
-Lysol Spray, to spray over what I wiped and may have missed! (Call me paranoid!)
-Diapers and Wipes of course
-Children's Hand Sanitizer
-Baby Lotion for that dreaded travel dry skin
-Boogie Wipes!!! Saved our lives! She caught a cold on the way back and these seriously are the only way to go! They wipe totally clean and don't cause chapped noses!
-Tide Pen, because we are all pros at spilling
-Aden and Anais Swaddle, just enough to keep her cozy and light to pack
-Camelback, doesn't leak and her favorite right now
-Crystal light packets, in case we don't have access to juice
-EOS Chapstick, keeps her occupied forever (seriously this girl loves chap stick!)
Last but not least Bianca the Bunny for snuggles :)

Not pictured
Her Wubba Nub, to help her ears pop.
iPad, Loaded with lots of Movies! 
Fruit snacks and Crackers

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