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i know i have traveled before but i am stuck on what toys ( little ones ) to take for my 14 month old in a few weeks when we travel, we will be on a train for 17+ hours! my older kids are easy!!! but i don't know what to bring that won't roll away or be to big lol any ideas? i am sure i can think of some but i wanted to see what others thought where a good idea <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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It's been a while since my son was that age but here goes...<br>
Stickers and paper, 14 m/o can stick them onto the paper. 1 cent stamps are a cheap alternative to regular stickers and the older children may enjoy them as well.<br>
A set of stacking cups-they can be played with in many different ways, or any other toy that can be played with creatively in more than one way.<br>
Have a great trip!
 

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I would bring lots of small toys that could be hidden well. A new toy is a fun toy...even if it was hidden in a pocket 2 hours ago.<br><br>
Also, when we travel, we make sure that we bring toys that aren't going to cause anguish if they get lost or stolen.
 

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When we travel by train my kids like playing with blankets to make forts on the seats.<br><br>
Etch-a-sketches are fun. Little kids can't make pictures by themselves but they can twist the knobs and identify pictures that the older kids make.<br><br>
On one train trip we played a lot with top that we could spin on the fold-down tables.<br><br>
Sock puppets are fun for little kids on a train too. They can use the puppets themselves or adults/older kids can do puppet shows.<br><br>
--AmyB
 

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stickers, sticker books, etc., crayons and paper, books, DVDs and a DVD player.<br>
Good luck, have fun!<br>
~maddymama
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">There are travel size magna doodle type things.</div>
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I was going to suggest this. It is my daughter's fav travel toy. I bought it for her when she was 13 months. She's gotten so much use out of it. We have the fisher price one called a doodle pro.
 

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Small handheld items to manipulate go over well in the car for both short & longer trips:<br><br>
a mini tape measure, rubics cube, duplo car & little person to sit in it, fabric books with flaps, small pad of paper and one of those pens that have 4 colors of ink, old cell phone, old keys, soft hair brush......we've had the doodle pro since DD was tiny and it still gets tons of use so definitely get one of those!<br><br>
I recently designated an old purse of mine that I put all the little goodies mentioned above in. She loves having all her travel toys in a tiny sachel on her lap <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"><br><br>
The longest car trip we've had was when DD was 14mo, but that was only 10 hours and we used a portable DVD player too. If you are OK with using one on the train it could help A LOT <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 

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Wow, that's a long train ride!<br><br>
Ds's favorite 'toy' on our recent 8 hour plane trip was a tissue box. Pull the tissues out, stuff them back in, repeat. (We could only fit about half the tissues back in the box but it didn't seem to matter...)<br><br>
He also enjoyed pulling out a whole box of dental floss. You can then rewind it and start over again if needed but he wasn't as interested in that.<br><br>
LOVE stickers. Big hit - we pulled them out again and again during the trip.<br><br>
We also brought a DVD player but ds wasn't very interested in it...<br><br>
Good luck!
 

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I unfortunately travel 6 hours a week with a 16 month old and a 2 year old. I'm driving and so my ability to entertain is... limited. What works absolutely the best (I'm embarrased to admit) is candy, small lolipops (which also keep them from getting carsick, which they are prone to do) music that they like, anything with a good beet. and playing I spy by looking out the window, we count trucks, name colors, point out bridges and tunnels, look out for deer or other animals, etc. and matchbox cars are good for traveling.
 
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