So anyway, I made a list in advance of everything I wanted to have seen. My brother came along and we took a risk booking an AirBnb (with a lot of very good reviews) for the 4.2 of us. I looked up all kinds of tips about flying with toddlers, such as having small toys wrapped up as presents. That way, he could unwrap one every few hours and have something new to play with, such as a colouring book, toy car, etc. Action is my favorite store for these kinds of things. My son was still at the age that we didn’t have to pay for a seat on the airplane, which meant a game of musical chairs on our laps. The flight back home was a nightmare. Our son didn’t sleep, despite it being a night flight. We couldn’t get comfortable, he wanted to lay on me, but there wasn’t enough room with my belly. I guess the only consolation was that he didn’t cry a lot. Luckily, the flight over was a dream.
Upon arrival, we took public transport in to town and found the Airbnb that lived up to our medium expectations. Accommodation is expensive in the big apple! Our host was not able to supply a baby bed. There are some services that rent these, but we survived by letting him sleep on the fold out bed surrounded by a pillow fort.
We walked and used the subway everywhere. Everyone was extremely helpful carrying the buggy for us up and down stairs, standing up for me to sit down on subways, even when the whole carriage was empty. And strangers were even kind enough to point out when my son was licking the pole in the subway and that it was probably not the most sanitary action.
I’m not going to bore you further with the details of what we did every day. Let’s just say that we managed to tick everything off our list in 7 days, including some shopping and still took time to rest when it was necessary. So, my recommendations?
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