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Keeping a toddler occupied when travelling

So we’re back from a two week family trip to Malaysia. The main catalyst for the trip was to attend my sis-in-law’s wedding. After that we took a road trip down to Melaka and Batu Pahat with my parents and my aunt + nephew + niece.

Travelling with a nearly one and a half year old toddler was a totally different experience than our last trip with a 10-month old. As his schedule was complete different now, I anticipated that he would be awake for most of the flight. I armed myself with a busy-bag filled with all sorts of things to keep him occupied as I didn’t want to be the target if glaring looks from fellow passengers with a cranky, fidgety toddler in tow.

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Clockwise from left:
Snack trap filled with nibblies which Nathan can reach into without spilling the contents out'; Activity/colouring/sticker books; Favourite story books; Play-wallet – I filled an old purse with unused cards which he can fiddle around with; Pompom popping game – an old container with a hole on top and a few puffy pompoms.

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The pompom popper was a real winner and could keep Nathan fully occupied with quiet play for at least 15 minutes at a time… that’s considered a long time in toddler world.

More toddler busy-bag ideas.

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