- If your baby appears to be suffering from ear pain during take of and landing, breastfeed [or give a pacifier or formula]. But if your baby's sleeping, let him sleep.
- Bring a baby carrier. By doing this, you can have your hands free as you are moving through the airport and your baby can hopefully sleep when you're carrying him. I bought a Boba baby carrier about two weeks before flying and had no regrets about taking it over with us. I liked the Boba because it's easy to put on and multiple people can wear it, since it's not sized. My 6 foot 6 inch brother wore my daughter in it a few times on that trip.
- Pack a wet bag to take on the plane. Since Charis was only four months old when we traveled, she was still exclusively breastfed and had at least TWO blowouts on the plane. I was thankful for our Planet wise wet bag.
- Pack 2-3 changes of baby clothes. [See above reason.]
- Bring bottled water on the plane, especially if you are breastfeeding. Staying hydrated helps prevent jet lag and helps keep your milk supply.
- Bring an umbrella stroller. I say this because umbrella strollers tend to be less expensive than other strollers, so if something happens to it, it's not a big loss. I bought a used umbrella stroller at a thrift store and was able to check it in at the gate before boarding the plane.
- Rent, borrow, or bring a car seat with you. Thankfully, my aunt was able to borrow a car seat from somebody at her church. So this was one thing I did not have to worry about.
- Ask for help before boarding or before leaving the plane. Most airlines have passengers with young children board first. And try to relax and enjoy the flight.
What tips do you have for traveling or flying with an infant?
|My brother carrier my daughter using the Boba carrier.|
This was taken inside Grianan fort.