1. Cutlery. I don't know why, but spoons, forks, knives are incredibly entertaining. Add a cup or two to the mix and you've got a party! Sister is also fascinated by pens of all sorts.
2. A purse or billfold - pictured below is a zipper purse that I won from bloggy friend Jo Ebi in Japan. (She is one incredibly talented gal! Check out her Etsy shop.) In the zipper purse I keep cards that I need but don't access frequently (insurance cards, blood donor card, gift cards, etc.) Baby Girl also enjoyed pilfering through Hubby's wallet with lots of crinkly receipts.
3. Snacks - of course every baby will eat their weight in snacks. A new favorite for us is dates. Pictured below are extruded dates. You can buy them in the bulk section of the health food store or I've been ordering them from Azure Standard. I like these dates because you can feed them one at a time (which helps to burn a lot of time) and because the baby can actually digest them (raisins don't digest at this age.)
|pictured is a quart jar - it looks a bit out of proportion. :)|
We've got another 18+ hour trip coming up so I'd love to hear your ideas.
Related: a post I wrote three years ago about traveling with small children - lots of links in there.