How to Avoid a Jet Blue Tarmac Tantrum When Flying with Kids

August 12, 2010 by momfarah
shefinds | Kids

By now you’ve probably heard of the infamous tarmac tantrum by JetBlue flight attendant Steve Slater earlier this week. I might have needed a drink, too, if someone’s overhead bag landed on my head. Deploying the emergency exit?  Probably not.

Don’t want the same meltdown from your kid when you’re in the friendly skies?  Pack these airplane-friendly toys, and hope for the best.

All kids love to doodle, but wrangling colored pencils, crayons and paper on a tight plane  isn’t fun.  Instead, get their creative juices flowing with an AquaDoodle – Travel Doodle ($15).

Melissa & Doug Flip To Win Bingo

Kids getting bored?  Whip out Melissa & Doug’s Flip To Win Bingo ($20) and let the games begin.  Don’t worry, there are no loose pieces and everything stores conveniently on the board.

Mudpuppy Reusable Sticket Set Play Scene

This Mudpuppy Sticker Set Play Scene ($13) has 50 reusable vinyl stickers to arrange and rearrange for your child’s ever-changing adventure.  When that gets old, play a game of I Spy.

Have other suggestions?  Please share!

Find more of the best toddler toys and the best kids’ toys in our buying guides.

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