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Old 07-14-2007, 04:56 PM   #31
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I think the car seat on the plane can go either way. We've traveled with our dd many times on the plane. If it is a short flight (less than 1 1/2 hours) we usually did not take the car seat. Since she has her own seat you can buckle her in for take off and landing. The rest of the time she'll probably be climbing on your lap or looking out the window anyway. However, if it is a long flight or you want her to nap on the plane then the car seat works better because they are usually used to taking a nap in the car seat from riding in the car. Another thing to consider - once they get bigger, it is actually easier for them to kick the seat in front of them when they are in the car seat (their legs are up higher).

Since you are NOT going to use the car seat at WDW I wouldn't bring it just for the plane ride. They are a pain to carry though the airport (and get through the security screening, etc..)

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You know, we never have brought a car seat for our kids on planes either, just too much to tote around, just the stroller for us. If they have their own seat then you can buckle them in, or just hold them on your lap which is what we usually do, works fine for us.
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Thanks for the tips guys! I still think I want to take the seat... it just seems like a nice, familiar, controlled place for her to be. But the thought of NOT having to lug it around is nice, too. Anyone else have a thought? I'd love to hear more arguements for/ or against it!
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Old 07-14-2007, 08:25 PM   #32
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Hooray, page 3! Maybe someday I'll reach 10 pages.. or more? I can dream can't I?

I'm off to Cedar Rapids, Iowa for a few days. I'm choreographing a color guard routine for a marching band out there... fun!

When I return, I'll share a somewhat big purchase we made for the trip.. in the meantime, you can guess what it is....
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Old 07-14-2007, 09:52 PM   #33
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Hooray, page 3! Maybe someday I'll reach 10 pages.. or more? I can dream can't I?

I'm off to Cedar Rapids, Iowa for a few days. I'm choreographing a color guard routine for a marching band out there... fun!

When I return, I'll share a somewhat big purchase we made for the trip.. in the meantime, you can guess what it is....
Oh, now that is not fair!! Leave and not tell us what you got??? Hrmph!!

Seriously, have a great time!!
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Old 07-14-2007, 09:52 PM   #34
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Hi Sooze!

Lovin' your pre-trip, it's great, kiddo's are cute & kuddo's on the cars cake, your talented!!

Would you, could you?? Purchase a....stroller/car seat combo?

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Old 07-15-2007, 06:27 AM   #35
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Hmmmmmmmm, big purchase huh!?! Luggage? Nah, you probably have lots of that. Matching shirts. . . .nah, probably not that either. A pal mickey?? New carseat or stroller?
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Old 07-15-2007, 09:55 AM   #36
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Lovin' your pre-trip, it's great, kiddo's are cute & kuddo's on the cars cake, your talented!!

Would you, could you?? Purchase a....stroller/car seat combo?

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Hmmmmmmmm, big purchase huh!?! Luggage? Nah, you probably have lots of that. Matching shirts. . . .nah, probably not that either. A pal mickey?? New carseat or stroller?
Have fun choreographing.
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Nope, not a car seat/stroller.. but I'll give you a hint to help you out .. it IS something for the plane rides....


I'll be back on Friday!
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DVD player?

That is my guess... I would like one but dh has his darn laptop.... and of course despite it being vacation I know he will do some work- but without his hard work we would not have $$$ to go to WDW
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That is my guess... I would like one but dh has his darn laptop.... and of course despite it being vacation I know he will do some work- but without his hard work we would not have $$$ to go to WDW

DING DING DING We have a winner!




A little over $200 at WalMart. We had one of these babies and it lasted a good 5 years. And we were very irresponsible with it, letting Tyson play with it on his every whim!! So this one will be for long travel situations only.. and it should last a while.

The small package next to it is a headphone splitter, so Ty and Shae can both watch/listen at the same time. Not sure if that will ever happen, but we can try! I insist on them wearing headphones on the plane so others around us don't have to hear ELMO yelling or Mike Wazowski screaming! (As much as I love those sounds... )

I was flying home from Cedar Rapids yesterday thinking, "The next time I'm on a plane, I'll be heading to Disney"... hooray!! Then I thought, "Wow, I don't think Shae's car seat will even fit in these upright airplane seats...."

I STILL am not sure what to do!! I just think she would be SO much more manageable in her seat, but the annoyances of hauling it around and trying to get it to fit in the plane seat... It's only an hour and a half flight, can we do it with her in a regular seat?!?!

Well, I'm off to catch up on some TR's I've gotten behind on. Bye!
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Old 07-20-2007, 09:24 AM   #39
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What a great purchase!!! My kids love the portable DVD player. I think we will need to get a new one soon, too. Grace has played with our's quite a bit. We found a great thing to use in the van and it doesn't use batteries. It's a power pack that plugs into the cigarette lighter. Then, we can plug in the power cord from the DVD player. It's awesome for car trips - no more dead batteries!! And if they want a bigger screen, I just plug in my laptop. Since we don't have car chargers for our cell phones, this power pack works great for using our cell power cords, too.

Anyway....

I'm not sure if you saw, but I started a thread for packing lists. There really haven't been too many replies, but I thought you might be interested. Here is the link:

http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=1516836

PS - I forgot to mention.....

I think your daughter will be fine in the regular plane seat for that amount of time. Has she ever flown before? DH and I flew to Chicago from Roanoke, VA, when Grace was 18 months old. We didn't buy her a seat. It was a good thing we didn't, because she was terrified and sat on my lap the entire time to Chicago. We didn't have a seat for her on the way back, either, but the plane wasn't even close to being full. They let us have a full row to ourselves. Grace was scared, again, at first. Once we got going she settled down and sat in the seat between me and Steve. She did really well. HTH!!
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That portable DVD player was an awesome investment for the plane, wish we had one this year. We sold ours when we got the double one for the car not thinking about future plane rides, awesome purchase!!! now why didn't I think of that Good job Laura!
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Old 07-22-2007, 07:13 AM   #41
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Hello! Great pre-trip report. I remember reading your last one and having alot to relate to since I was going with my 7 month old to disney for the first time! By the way, I love the updated picture, everyone calls my daughter "pebbles" also because I tie back her bangs on the top of her head too!

I understand why you would want to bring a seat with you. This trip will be a bit more difficult than last when you probably held your DD in your lap on the plane like we did. However, I still wouldn't bring a car seat if I were you. I have to say that the main reason I am looking forward to returning to WDW in March when my DD will be about 22 months old is because it's the only place that I DONT have to worry about lugging around a car seat, they are so cumbersome! The great thing about WDW is the ME and the bus system and not HAVING to rent a car and drag car seats. I think your DD will be fine on the plane w/o a seat. If you do bring a seat, chances are she wont want to stay in it anyway! How mad would you be if you brought it and she screamed her way out of it?
Just thought I would give you another opinion. I will be reading along, can't wait to read about your trip!
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Hey, Sooze!

We're going same time. Sept 1st thru 6th but we're staying at POR. I can't wait. I read the 1 month, 1 week and 1 day part and I was like OMG!!! I hadn't even thought about it that way. I just knew it was 39 days.

I think we're going to order from gardengrocer.com for some snacks and drinks for the room. We're going with another family and figured we could split the delivery fee( if we don't order enough for free delivery).

This will be my kids first time and mine and my DH 1st time as adults. I wonder if Space Mountain will be as captivating as it was for me as a child.
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Old 07-24-2007, 05:10 PM   #43
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Portable DVD Player! Cool! We only have the car ones. On the flight to FL we don't have to worry much since we are flying JetBlue. It is the return that has me a tad bit concerned. I think I may ask my brother if I can borrow his for the return flight. DS would be MUCH more well behaved if he is watching a movie.
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Old 07-24-2007, 05:20 PM   #44
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Hi there! I'm here to join in on the party!

Weighing in on the carseat! You can rent them from car rental places but if you have bought her a seat on the plane - bring your own. She won't be able to use the seat for take off or landing unless she is in a car seat. She'll also sit there better if she is in her familar seat!

Can't wait to read more!
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Old 07-26-2007, 10:27 AM   #45
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Special Delivery!!!

Look what came in the mail yesterday.....

Saw this on the return address... Excitement building...



OH YEAH BABY!!!



I just wanted to start packing then and there... but still have over a month to go... sigh...

If anyone else is lurking around here... I'd still love to get more arguements for/against lugging the car seat onto the plane... thanks!!
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