Flying with fussy, young children can be a frustrating and embarrassing experience.
"People on a plane, if there's a child who's unruly, I think they at least want to see the parent making some effort," E.R. physician Dr. Travis Stork says.
For long flights, Dr. Jim also suggests bringing a few small, new toys that have been wrapped as presents, and every hour or so, give one to your child to open. "Just unwrapping it is a prize in itself," he says. "Then they get to play with that toy, and once they get unruly an hour later, a new present comes out."