In-Flight Fun: Five Tips for Keeping Your Baby Busy on Airplanes

In-Flight Fun: Five Tips for Keeping Your Baby Busy on Airplanes

In-Flight Fun: Five Tips for Keeping Your Baby Busy on Airplanes

Flying with a baby can be a daunting prospect for many parents, but with a bit of preparation and creativity, it can also be an opportunity for in-flight fun and bonding. In this blog, we'll explore five tips for keeping your baby busy and content during airplane journeys. So, buckle up and get ready for an adventure in keeping your baby entertained at 30,000 feet!

  1. Bring Favorite Toys: Pack a selection of your baby's favorite toys, books, or comfort objects to keep them entertained during the flight. Choose toys that are lightweight, compact, and easy to clean. Interactive toys with different textures, sounds, and colors can help keep your baby engaged and occupied for longer periods.
  1. Use Electronic Devices Sparingly: While electronic devices such as tablets or smartphones can be a convenient distraction for babies, it's best to use them sparingly and as a last resort. Opt for educational apps, videos, or games that are age-appropriate and offer interactive and engaging content. Bring headphones or earphones to avoid disturbing fellow passengers.
  1. Bring Snacks and Drinks: Pack a variety of baby-friendly snacks and drinks to keep your little one satisfied and hydrated during the flight. Offer small, frequent snacks such as finger foods, fruit slices, or yogurt bites to keep your baby occupied and prevent hunger-induced fussiness. Bring spill-proof sippy cups or bottles filled with water or milk to ensure your baby stays hydrated throughout the flight.
  1. Engage in Interactive Play: Take advantage of the confined space on the airplane to engage in interactive play with your baby. Sing songs, play peek-a-boo, or make funny faces to entertain and stimulate your baby's senses. Use the seat-back tray table or your lap as a makeshift play area, and encourage your baby to explore and interact with their surroundings.
  1. Go for Walks and Stretch Breaks: Take breaks during the flight to walk up and down the aisle with your baby or visit the galley area to stretch your legs and let your baby move around. Walking and gentle movement can help alleviate restlessness and provide a change of scenery for your baby. Use this time to interact with fellow passengers or flight attendants, who may enjoy interacting with your little one.

By implementing these tips, you can help keep your baby occupied, happy, and content during the flight, making the travel experience more enjoyable for both you and your little one.

Check out our other blog 7 Tips For Traveling Tips with Your Baby for more travel tips!


Tricia Meyer is a serial entrepreneur, business lawyer and mom of 6! Tricia is the Co-Founder at The Clever Baby. The Clever Baby recently launched its first product Jet - a patented, innovative teether and dispenser all-in-one, and is committed to developing clever products for parents and creating magical moments for babies and kids. Tricia has been featured in many publications including Inc., Crain’s, Chicago Tribune, NBC Chicago, American Express OPEN Forum, and more! Tricia has also received 30+ awards over the course of her career including being recognized by Crain’s Chicago as one of the most influential lawyers in Chicago and by Forbes on the Next1000 list! Learn more about The Clever Baby at www.thecleverbaby.com.