Navigating the airport with a toddler can be a true test of patience. With so many sights and sounds expect to stop and look at, well, everything. Plan to arrive the recommended 2 hours early for your flight- just to be safe. Maybe more if the airport is very large. I can tell you from experience it takes much, much longer to walk in the Dallas/Fort Worth airport than in does in our little airport in Des Moines.
Brenna is our fearless explorer. She will stop to examine anything that catches her eye; and will talk to anyone- whether they want to talk to her or not. She will run ahead and lag behind. While we love her open nature and her inquisitiveness the last place we want her wandering off alone is in an airport.
We invested in the Eddie Bauer Harness Buddy. Available in adorable puppy or cuddly monkey, we loved the soft feel of this harness, the small “backpack” pocket and the fact that Brenna enjoys wearing it!
It was great fun to see Brenna walking through the airport, pulling her carry on (because if they are big enough to walk they are big enough to help) with her favorite cuddly-buddy-of-the-moment tied on top.
As you can see, she’s a seasoned traveler. And safe.