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No more toys falling down from airplane tray table

A good airplane travel tray creates a special place for your kids during the flight. With the right toys it enables hours of a quiet creative pretend play, and keeps the toys from falling down and rolling away. There's plenty of choice  but it turns out only few of the travel trays really work well on the plane. Quiet play time with  Snow White and   Dinosaur  action figures playset  and  Fun N' Fly  foldable travel tray somewhere over the Atlantic Avoid carseat trays! If the tray is described as a carseat tray , it won't be any good for the air travel. Such tray is required to be sturdy enough to create a flat surface while on the lap, which makes it unnecessary bulky and heavy. Don't let "foldable" and "travel" wording confuse you: they are not air-travel-portable. Unlike inside the car, on the plane there's a tray table that provides a flat surface, and all you need is just a cover with sturdy walls to keep the toys on it. You

What worked for us on long-haul flight with toddlers

Amazing, how little practical advice is out there and how useless the generic tips are! Wouldn't it be great if I knew how to put my little one to sleep in an economy class chair? I mean, how does it physically work in these extra-tight chairs we've come to know in the 21st century? Wouldn't it be awesome to know ahead of time what I can do when my daughter's ears hurt during climb or descent? If only I could master making those flimsy plastic headphones work for my 3 years old... and stopping her toys from rolling away using just my willpower. Flying toddlers over the Atlantic like a pro! Generic tips don't teach this magic. Our family is learning it the hard way. We live in US West coast and traveling to Europe every summer. 15+ hours in the air, two or three legs. Three kids: two, three and five years old as of writing. We love traveling with kids and staying home is not an option. I'd like to share some things we learnt so far. The li