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20 Month Old on Airplane

Hi Moms, I am getting ready to travel with my 20 month old son on an airplane. We did not purchase a seat for him; however, I am traveling with 2 other family members so we will be able to "pass" him around! Any tips on managing this endeavor would be greatly appreciated! The flight is almost 3 hours long and I tried to scheule it close to his nap time. Any thought on keeping him occupied and preventing ear pain? Thank you so much!

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How to Survive a 13 Hour Plane Trip with a 17 Month Old??

My husband and I are flying from West coast US to Australia next month with our 17 month old son. His favorite word is down and he is NOT a cuddler!!! I am starting to collect a few ideas on how to get through this flight (plus the 2 3-hour flights on either side of it). My pediatricians only advice was to not do it... this is not an option!! We will be there for 3 weeks and then have the same flight pattern home. Has anyone been in the same spot? What about using benadryl or something to help him sleep? (mind you, I am NOT a fan of...