- A New Toy
Being a mother of a 4-year-old, I have discovered a neat trick. I buy small toys for him and wait until we get to the plane, or the car or the bank; basically anywhere a toddler may find utterly boring; before I give it to him. Bring surprise toys you can pull out when needed to continue distracting your child that he is confined to a belted seat for the day. Great examples would be those surprise egg toys, a mini etch-a-sketch or even small toy figures. Don’t bring it all out at once. Use it sparingly. Knowing children, they will be entertained by a new toy for about an hour or two and then slowly get fed up with it, then that’s the time you introduce the next toy as a distraction.