We are about to head off to Florida for my Grandfather’s 90th birthday! What a blessing to have this man in my life and Tripp’s life. That brings up a topic that I remember as a new mom being so worried about. Traveling with a baby. Well eight flights later, and I feel like so far, so good!
Honestly, even as a high needs/fussy baby he did AMAZING!!! People were SO great and helpful. I have only had one flight where I heard someone say something under their breath about being near a baby (and Tripp then showed off by sleeping the whole flight).
Tip #2: Schedule flights during nap time
Tip #3: Feed baby during take off and landing to help their ears.
Tip #4: Babywear (but bring a stroller for back up, you just check it at the gate)
Tip #5: All of the new surroundings will provide good entertainment but bring a few toys and their paci if you are lucky enough to have a kid that will use one (Tripp was NOT about them).
Tip #6: Try to relax (remember EVERYONE was a baby at some point in their life)
Tip #7- Keep breast milk/formula in containers and bags unless it is being drank by the baby (so just fill a small amount for take off/landing). I found the Doctor Brown Bottles that we LOVE pressurize and will leak EVERYWHERE when you have liquid in them. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!
I am a little nervous again to fly with a bigger baby but I have some tricks up my sleeve!
Trick #1: I am bringing some new dollar bin toys for him to explore [YES I know some of these have 3+ on the age but since I will be sitting with him the whole time I am not concerned]
Trick #2: Fun fun new snacks to munch on.
Trick #3: I also plan to walk to aisle when we can just to give us a break.
Trick #4: I am going to try downloading some cartoons from Amazon and netflix. I have heard through the mom crowd that this can happen! This will give me another distraction even though he usually doesn’t get much screen time, travel doesn’t count lol!
What are your go to tips and tricks when traveling with kiddos?
Wish us luck!
XOXO Gabbing Ginger