19 Aug '11, 3pm
HOW TO: Fly Cross-Country With Small Children (Without Benadryl) | Inhabitots
It's a dilemma that faces every parent of young kids at some point - flying! This quandary is especially problematic for Waldorf -inclined parents (like myself) who are hesitant to try to pacify their tykes with medications or DVDs. How does one get a constantly moving kid to sit still for six hours in an airplane without the use of Benadryl or its TV equivalent Dora the Explorer ? Anxiously preparing to fly from NY to CA this summer with my always-in-motion 3-year-old boy and no antihistamines, I decided to ask fellow parents and Inhabitots readers for their words of wisdom. I got a lot of great advice and tested out some of my favorite suggestions on my son during my latest cross-country trip to California. The verdict? Read below to discover my most highly recommended non-pharmaceutical engagement and diversion tactics for your next cross-country journey with a child.