Forget the days of Salt-N-Pepa talking about sex, nowadays the hot topics are Peppa Pig and toddler travel snacks! What kinds, how many and how often do we need to fill a toddler’s belly to hit that perfect pinnacle where satisfaction flirts with the ever-enticing food coma. The journey to the center of the toddler Venn diagram, where they’re quiet while they eat, quiet after they eat and then silent while they sleep, is the route we’re most interested in taking to our final destination.
Having flown on over 100 flights to 40+ countries across 5 continents with our almost 2 year old, we rely on snacks as a primary method for motivating and rewarding good behavior or as a sacrifice to the travel gods for the hope of good behavior. So let me break down how we use our snack weapons to win the war on toddler travel.