You read that correctly. We had traveled domestically with our son for the past two years, but we thought we had met our match when we booked a trip to fly from Texas to Malaysia. This trip would include a sixteen hour flight from Houston to Taipei followed by a five hour skip and jump to Kuala Lumpur. The thought of doing this TWICE in six weeks with our two year old sounded daunting. As we verbally vented to our friends of what we were coming up with to entertain him and the thoughts we were having of how to get him to fall asleep we were introduced by a friend to the Fly Tot.
The Fly Tot is a new product that has been developed in the last couple of years specifically designed for toddlers to be able to fall asleep on airplanes. What is is is an inflatable cushion that fills the space between the seat bottom and the seat back in front of you. It includes a foot pump to fill it with air and does not take more than three minutes to fill up with air.
Our flight left IAH at 12:40 AM, and our little extrovert was wide awake up until takeoff. My wife and I got the Fly Tot out, pumped it up, layed his blanket on it, and told him this is his bed. See picture below. To our delight he woke up 11 hours later ready for breakfast. We will NOT travel without this, and we currently are letting friends borrow it as they travel to Hong Kong with their toddler. Fly Tot thank you from parents everywhere.
Check it out for yourself at www.fly-tot.com