I told you I would let you know what worked well for us and what didn’t.
What we’ve tried:
- dried apple, pear and strawberry/banana slices that are in individual serving packs
- raisins and craisins
- a cheese stick
- animal cookie/crackers
- Cliff Bars
I packed most of her snacks into a plastic, clear “tackle box” that we bought for just this purpose.
- Ipad with:
- Her small pillow
- Nintendo DS with a few age appropriate games
- Cooking Mama (I even like this one)
- A few others like Mario and Kirby that she likes to try but can’t really play well
- Coloring/activity books
- Highlights High Five magazine x 2 (for younger kids)
- A few small story books
- Child headphones
- A “comfy” animal (stuffed)
I left the tackle box in the fridge on the way to the airport but the dried fruit and cliff bars as well as the bags of crackers and animal cookies were awesome both there and the way home.
The Disney movies and iPad games were life-savers. She slept most of the long flight to Europe but on the way home really needed the iPad. Every 30 mins she was asking if we were there yet :). She did play the Nintendo some but honestly Josh and I used it to play retro nintendo games on there more than she utilized it. The coloring and activity books helped as well while we were actually in Ireland. She colored when she was up while everyone was getting ready and packing.
I don’t feel like we shouldn’t have brought any of the things we did but I maybe think there were some better choices. We also bought a lot of stuff while we were over there because it was way cheaper than we had planned for originally. I had packed an extra travel duffle and we ended up buying a second with wheels there for all of our souvenirs (many).