We used suckers for take-off and landing... HUGE HELPERS!
I have been VERY lucky with nice attendants. I can still remember the name of the gate attendant who helped me with my stroller... he even FOLDED it for me so I could gate check it. And one flight crew created a makeshift "changing table" for us in the galley so I could change my kiddo when it was an EMERGENCY (see below)
For anyone who is still in diapers, we discovered that the change in altitude causes all sorts of diaper issues. Take PLENTY of extras with you... and a change of clothes.
I have always traveled with a dvd player and movies for all of us (you never know when someone will take a nap ) My ipod works wonders for my son as well... he loves the toddler aps.
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