pack there own mini backpack!
Packing for a trip with a toddler has an endless list, from diapers, snacks, toys, activities, etc. I try to limit what I carry as much as I can, since I have already so much, by allowing my toddler to hold her own "little bag of goodies". I pack a bag full of her favorite little toys, coloring activities, fun snacks and even some new play doh packs. I like to show her what she has to look forward to when she gets on that plane ride, as well, as throwing a few surprises in for her, for those out-of-nowhere tantrums, while also including the necessities like diapers, milk bottles etc.
FUN TIP: One thing I have learned on my 10 hour flights, is tHAT There will be lots of mini accidents, milk spills, water leakage, crumbs etc, so I like to take a waterproof backpack so when I am back from my trip I can toss it right into the wash without worrying about stains, awful odors and damaging the quality of of the bag. so it's all clean & fresh for our next adventure!