Flying with a toddler – Car seats, sobs and security

IMG_6688This year for our vacation little bear and I flew. By ourselves. My husband and his mother graciously made the long trek by car, to take the majority of the luggage and ensure we had a car on vacation. But it was easier for B and I to be air bound.

To mitigate any toddler-on-a-plane-trip disasters (which my husband and I had just accepted were part of traveling and going to happen), we planned ahead. We figured if we anticipated some of the struggles parents usually have when bringing a toddler on a plane – especially our spirited little guy – we’d be better off. We prepped, we made lists, we packed and we planned accordingly.

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Traveling with a toddler – Our first vacation

IMG_6587We went on our first family vacation this summer. There’s a little place on the beach in South Carolina where my husband and I honeymooned a few summers ago, and we knew it would be a great spot to bring B to one day. After some careful thought and a lot of planning we decided to take B this summer, at a year and a half old. So the summer of 2014 marks our son’s first trip to the ocean.

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