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Flying with a baby/toddler! 

Traveling with little ones is always going to be a bit of a tasks! Especially whenever you are flying as you then try to ensure that they are quiet and happy so that they don’t disturb everyone elses flight too! Having been on four flights with a three year old a three month old last month I’m going to share with you what I did and how I entertained them! Two of the flights were three hours, that was our lovely visit to Portugal and the other two were an hourish each, and that was to Wales! 

I will start with my little three month old, he was a delight to travel with! You Just obvioulsy have to make sure you have enough milk, some teething rings, a rattle and if they use a dummy one of them too! My little man doesn’t really use a dummy much at all but I took one for the take offs and landings so that his ears didn’t pop! He was such a dream to travel with, minus the extra luggage and so forth that you had to bring! If any of you are taking a little babies away I hope they travel as well as he does! 

Now onto the three year old, hyperactive little girl.. She was actually really super to travel with, which I was shocked by! I expected her to be running up and down the plane and then going nuts whenever she had to sit still! So here is all that I did to encourage her to sit still! First of all I went out and bought her, her own little suitcase! It had wheels on it like everyone elses (She loves to be the same), it also had straps on it so that if she got tired from wheeling it or we were getting on the plane it was easy for me to pick up and put on my back! I also choose one that was appealing to her, it is a lovely shade of pink with a purple front pocket and a picture of Sofia the First on it! She was overjoyed by this as Puple is her favorite colour and Sofia the First is a popular T.V show in our house! I then went about filling it with some lovely goodies that she hadn’t seen before & kept the bag hidden before the morning we went! One of the first things I should tell you is that she also currently loves, Yo Gabba Gabba so I tried to get some items that were related to this! Firstly I got her a set of Yo Gabba Gabba books that were simple and repatitve so that she would be able to join in when reading! Brightly coloured pictures in them coupled with reading them in rather stupid & embaressing voice kept her assumed for a short while & they were also great night time reading before bed on holiday! Another great thing that she has is a kids tablet, Nabi. I took this the night before we were flying and put on some new apps that she hadn’t seen before and a few movies to entertain her during the flight. This then with a pair of headphones was a charm! I hadn’t really thought about using headphones with it before, but it stopped the constant quizzing and everyone else having to listen to what she was playing/watching! It seemed to make her concentrate a lot more on it! She watched the Moshi Monster movie after playing a few apps(i’ll do a post soon with the apps we love) and then fell asleep while watching, so that was an hour of peace when I didn’t have to worry! Also in her bag was a Frozen Magnetic scribbler which attached to the bottom had a little book with a story in it and step by step pictures of things to draw! I wasn’t sure that she would use the book much and expected her to do the usual manic scriibbling, but she actually concentrated really hard to copy the pictures, similar to this I also had in a colouring book which came with colours on the front of it! My little girl also loves sticker books and finding the right place for stickers to go, so I also had one of those hidden in her bag! One thing that I had in her bag that she was too little for really was a younger verision of a tommagotchi, she played with it for about five minuites then go bored of it! The last two things that were in her bag was a much loved lalaloopsy doll and a teddy. She loved these greatly because she is a lover of role play and getting everyone to make her toys talk to her! When at the airport I also let her choose a magazine!

When on the airplane, I would advise to sit them beside the window, then during take off and landing you can look out the window with them and explain what is happening and they can see the views! Wave bye bye to your house and then Hello to the hotel! She got a ‘Snack Pack’ when on the plane too and she found this very exciting and that it was special airplane food! 

Well, I hope this has helped at least a little bit & been interesting!  If your going on Holiday, Have a fantastic time!

WeeOhana xxx

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Marshmallows, frozen & sisterly love!

Today was a good day! My mum came and picked up my little one and took her to nursery so I got a bath and pampered myself slowly before going out to the shops with my wonderful sister! Everyone feels better after a little pampering! Especially after having been up in the night being sick and to my little one who was awake constantly.. Though I can’t blame her as it was rather windy and rainy outside so it probably woke her!

So after having a bath, putting on some make-up and some clothes that didn’t resemble pjs for the first time in a week I was feeling rather energised! So I took a few selfies as you do, and then my pain medication so that I could dander about the shops and not feel too much pain and could enjoy it! Here is how my selfie turned out;IMG_0073.JPG not to shabby with a bit of make up and a smile eh! (I jest of course!!)

Then my sister arrived, not only did she bring the happiness she always brings, she also brought with her some homemade marshmallows! They are so beautiful.. I had to hide them from the rest of my little family so they don’t get munched!! I cannot tell you have delicious they are and the picture really doesn’t do them any justice but wow… She’s one good baker! Everyone in my family bakes, we all seem to go through phases where we bake lots and then stop… Now I have had some of her marshmallows I’m so tempted to make my lovely fudge I made last year.. It was just loads of marshmallows melter together really! Sweet, sugary goodness! Here is some evidence of the marshmallows.. Before they all disappear! IMG_0072.JPG

So we then proceeded to go shopping… Well a dander about while gossiping about everything and anything Christmassy.. I think all we actually did talk about was Christmas and how super it is, admiring all the Christmas jumpers/pjs/gift sets .. And then we got to Primark … Now we aren’t really big Primark shoppers, but go in for a nosey most times and may get a few bits.. But today we saw the most amazing t-shirts ever!!
They had frozen T-shirts, yes you heard me right frozen T-shirts! No need to rush out and buy them, because much to my and my sisters disbelief people weren’t rushing over and grabbing them off the shelf! They had lots of them, though only one of just Olaf! Which j wasn’t best pleased about, but going to be going back to get one when they are in stock! So me and my sister both got one which has all of the characters on it, it is absolutely adorable and will go perfectly with a pair of skinny jeans! So after we got super excited about these wonderful T-shirts we managed to calm ourselves down and make our way around the rest of the shop.. To find more frozen T-shirts in tiny sizes! So I grabbed a few for my little one knowing she would love them, and yes she was super chuffed when I showed them too her and look mega cute! She is having a frozen bouncy castle for her birthday next month so these T-shirts were a must for that! Though I can guarantee they will be worn on many more occasions! (I will get a picture of us all in them soon for you guys to see!) We then carried on on our travels and picked up some bargains for my little one in other shops, like a little bee outfit, butterfly wings and so forth! What little girl wouldn’t love them! We had a pretty successful shopping trip, as neither of us went mad and spent loads, but we also got some awesome things.. Like frozen t-shirts!

After that we met my mum in the park with my little one, and she was delighted to see aunti Laura! She does love her aunti so much! My sister isn’t much of a child lover so to speak.. But I think she rather enjoys a couple of hours here and there with my little one as they are always laughing away and doing the most obscure things! My sister really is great and she never gets enough credit! I really did enjoy my day out with her.. Even though I am now suffering from walking about being dosed up on pain pills! We don’t ever really get much time just me and her as my little one is normally there… And if she is with us.. No one else gets to talk, about anything, unless your answering one of her 100000 questions!

So I think the next few days will have to be quiet ones again so that I don’t completely destroy my pelvis and so forth.. Joys! Have the physio tomorrow.. Though not sure how much good it is going to do as she has already told me “we can’t make the pain go away, just help you to deal with it” .. Just what every pregnant lady wants to hear! I have a bad feeling soon they are going to give me crutches… Which is great as will make it easier to get around.. I think! Though I’m not to sure how I’ll manage crutches and a little one!

My sister also blogs, and has been for a long time! She even gets paid for doing it and sent loads of cool things! So if you want to visit her blog, which I would highly recommend doing so it’s; http://www.daydreamingfoodie.com
Can you tell she loves food? 😛
Here’s a lovely little picture of her and my little one from today to end the post!
Hope your all well and enjoying my blogging – WeeOhana 🙂

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