The list author says: "Here are some ideas of fun things to bring and do when traveling with your little ones. I have actually found it easier to keep my preschooler busy than the younger ages :) One great idea passed down to me from my mother in law (and it works AWESOME!) is to wrap a bunch of little presents in tissue paper before a long trip, either in the car or on the plane, then let your child open one each hour. These can be little things from this list, from the dollar store or from their over flowing stocking at Christmas! My preschooler LOVES this and it has helped many of our travels go much smoother! Most of these will be for a girl.. but obviously you can mix it up for a boy. Happy Travels!"
"This in the NUMBER ONE thing I would recommend to anyone traveling! It is super easy to use, shoves into a ball, can be worn front or back, comfortable for male or female and most importantly is actually comfortable to wear with little strain on your back or shoulders. I have had more than my fair share of carriers and without any hesitation, I recommend this one over and over."
"This was a real winner. When she was exhausted, this was a great quiet activity for her to do and she was so proud. The wooden box is great to keep from beads going everywhere also. If you can find a bigger box of beads... I recommend it. My daughter used this up in about 30 minutes but would have been happy doing it for another 30 or more!"
"This isnt the exact baby we used, but the idea is the same. Babies LOVE babies, and our 8 month old couldn't get enough of her little baby doll we bought (from Wal-Mart for about $5). I recommend all hard plastic and only about 6"-8" tall. Our baby was also "naked" the whole time and seemed to be more appealing to her that way."
"This is a great one and even young ones (2.5 or so) can use it. This particular version of the the old school view master has sound. You can get several different cartridges for it... we have everything from farm animals to dinos to Dora. This is great for in the car or on the plane. LOVE IT!!!"
"My daughter loved this and I loved that she wasn't just zoned out watching a movie, but was engaged in the game. It does need an adult to help with unless you have a pretty savvy 4+ old that can use a remote for the DVD player or the controls on the DVD player to select the correct answer. But she loves it."