With a baby in toll, family vacations are completely different. You need to constantly care for this little bundle, and that isn’t always the easiest thing to do. They need lots of attention and care on flight, and it will drain you out too. But things can be manageable, if you know just what to do 😉
We’re here to help, after all.
1. Figure out where your baby is going to sit
Babies don’t need flight tickets if they’re under 2 years old – they’re allowed to sit on your lap. But that’s not the safest place for them to be seated. To make sure they’re safe, place them on a car seat. Of course, make sure that it’s one that’s been approved for us on airplanes.
2. Keep them happy
Young babies generally make good travellers if they feel cuddled and secure and are feeding regularly.
3. Find out what can be carried with you on flight
Your baby has many necessities, but not all of them are allowed on flight. Check what’s allowed and what’s not allowed beforehand, so you don’t have to deal with a crying baby that’s difficult to soothe.
4. Use a baby sling
This not only frees your hands for when you need to look for your password or money, but the movement and activity often helps them sleep, too!
5. You’re allowed to board early, but is this always a good thing?
Boarding early means that you don’t have to struggle with the crowds, but it also means that your baby has to be in the same cramped up space for an additional half an hour.
6. Feed them during take-off and landing
The changes in cabin pressure can bother your little ones, so it’s a good idea to feed them as it helps keep their ears open when they swallow.
7. Entertainment them
Keep their favourite toy close, or play peek-a-boo with them. Anything, really, just as long as you keep their attention.
8. Dress them in layers
It’s always colder on-flight, so be sure that your baby is protected from the cold.
Source: The Bump.