The answer to the above question is obvious: nothing. But alas, diapers do not fit in a fanny pack, so a backpack’s the next best thing when you’re flying.
The important crap I DO carry in my backpack:
1) Diapers, wipes, and an extra outfit. Duh. I usually pack 8 diapers, in case of delays.
2) Small snacks. Raisins, Cheerios, Goldfish. It also takes my guy FOREVER to eat the pretzels they pass out on the plane. Score!
3) Books. I’ve been known to make fun of Dr. Seuss, but I must apologize, because his books have saved my tush several times. They don’t take up much room, and they have a lot of text and interesting pictures to ponder.
4) Family flashcards/holiday cards. My cousin, whom I copy on almost every aspect of parenting, gave me the idea for flashcards. (Take a photo of Grandma and sloppily paste it to a piece of cardboard. Repeat for every family member and you have a set of flashcards.) I then take a picture of these pictures so they’d be on my phone to cycle through on the flight. Lil’ man LOVED Xmas cards this year, so we bring those, too. Merry Spring Break, everyone!
What are your must-have travel accessories?
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