Thursday, November 7, 2013

In Flight Fun for the Kids ~ Disney Themed Antibacterial Hand Wipes

In Flight Fun for the Kids is a themed series of posts dedicated to packing a child's carry on to make the flight more fun (for the kids AND adults!).  My children each have their own Disney backpack as their carry on and get to pack it themselves.  We have found some fun things over the years to keep them busy on the flight, but also some practical things we can use to keep us from getting to thirsty, hungry or too messy.

Today I am sharing a fun find from our local Dollar Tree store - Disney themed antibacterials wipes.  These are not so exciting for the kids, but for me, having one pack in each of their carry ons makes sure that we can disinfect things before sitting and also wash our hands in case of any sticky snacks.  These little packs are the perfect size to fit in the mesh side pocket on each of their backpacks.  This means, I can grab them without having to zip and unzip someone's backpack.  Even better, because they were each a dollar, I purchased one for each child.  As a family of five, we do not all get to sit together on the plane. So no matter which child is with which adult, they have a pack of these close by.

Each pack contains 16 wipes
These are distributed by Peachtree Playthings, which I purchased at our Dollar Tree store

Having traveled when my children were babies and finding out that I had to change my child's diaper on the seat (straight from a flight attendant's mouth), I realized that though I would always disinfect our seat, even with a changing pad under my child, after changing a diaper, I realized maybe not everyone else would.  So now, when we get into our row on the plane, I grab a couple of these wipes and wipe the seats down before we even sit.  Then, I do the same for the fold down trays.  You never know what kind of germs can be lurking around, and the last thing I want on our Disney vacation is a sick child!

Even better, once we get to Walt Disney World, this little pack is very small, so it is easy to pop right into our park backpack and doesn't weigh us down while making our way from attraction to attraction!  Of course, the fact that they come in Mickey and Minnie, Cars and Disney Princess themed packs certainly brings a little extra Disney to our day!

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UPDATE: On a recent trip to The Dollar Tree, we found a new packaging for the hand wipes.  Each package comes with three packets of wipes with 10 wipes in each one.  One packet features Buzz Lightyear, Lightning McQueen and Sully and Mike, while the other includes Ariel, Tinker Bell and Minnie Mouse.  We loved the previous versions, but these are quite fun with all new characters and all our favorite characters!


Mouse Ears Mom said...

Awesome! I'm going to have to look for these!

Beth D. said...

They are great! And even now at home, they easily fit in my purse!

Capturing Magical Memories said...

Great idea to have on the go. When you have kids you always have those yucky moments.

Melissa - Disney on Wheels said...

I don't have kids and I still wipe everything down. :)

Beth D. said...

Yes and for us, there is nothing worse than sitting on an airplane with sticky fingers waiting for a flight attendant! :-) But they really are great for everyday errands too!

Beth D. said...

Just thinking about the number of people who are in and out of those seats on a plane, makes me think I need to scour down the seats before we even sit in them! :-)