If you go into your flight with a toddler expecting to spend most of the time entertaining your toddler, it will make it much easier.
A white noise machine can help your toddler focus on a familiar noise and block out more of the unfamiliar sounds and distractions on the plane.
Use an audiobook (for older toddlers) or music to help your toddler calm down. If you can get your toddler to lay down and listen, even better.
The blankets provided by the flight attendants are perfect for making it darker and blocking more distractions for your toddler.
This one is for your own sanity. You’ll just get frustrated if you get on the plane and immediately try to get your toddler to sleep.
If your toddler does pretty well going to sleep for naps or at night and she also sleeps well in new places, there’s a good chance you can get her to sleep on the flight.
We strongly recommend you choose seats away from the toilets or areas like the bulkhead, where people congregate when they are tired of sitting.