The amount of time it takes to fly to Australia from Newark (EWR): approx. 21 hours, in the air.
The amount of time it takes to fly to Australia from EWR with 2 toddlers: anywhere from 21 hours to an entire lifetime.
I am nervous. Only 1 connection but still nervous. The kids need to sleep on the second, longer leg from LAX to Melbourne. Colin has his own seat but he, a belly sleeper, likes his space. We’ve driven through the night from Jersey to Michigan but this is different. Colin’s car seat is huge and I doubt it would give him any leg room in coach (yes, I said coach) or allow the passenger in front in him to have any peace. Then I found this:
A 5 point harness that straps onto airplane seats – voila! http://www.kidsflysafe.com . I only wish I had discovered this a year ago. Now I can velcro those infant headrests on the shoulder straps, recline the seat and hope for the best. Maybe mom and dad can get some shut-eye.
Next, where am I going to fit Colin’s life-size koala (how could I miss that foreshadowing of events?) that he sleeps with each and every night in our carry on? A 5 point harness for lovies is needed.