Flying Abroad With Baby First Time

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apr - January 28

Ok, I am starting to worry a little early, but we will be flying abroad in 2 months. The flight is about 5 hours from where we live to where we are flying and I'm getting worried. i dont know how i'll manage b/c tyhe last time i flew was before i was even pregnant and never really cared or thought about looking how others manage with their LO on a plane. so these are the questions i have, but those who have flown for a few hours with a baby please tell me wat its like. do i carry him in my arms from check in? do they check in the stroller or do i have it with me until we board? what about changing diapers? what about preparing his bottle of formula? how do i prepare a bottle for him on the plane ie do they give me water or will i have to carry around a thermos with me? lol. im so worried and even though its 2 months away im freaking out since we booked our tickets. okay anyone who can help ill really appreciate it. sorry this is one big jummble

 

apr - January 28

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apr - January 29

bumping again. can anyone actually see this post, or is it invisible?

 

Lalla - January 29

hello, well I nurse so that was easy when we flew (9 hour flight with dd when she was 3 months old) - so I can't help you with the formula question. I believe you can check the stoller when you board the plane - we checked the carseat that way - you just walk up to the desk before you board and they give you a slip to put on the stoller. I did not bring a stoller when we travelled, instead I borrowed one from a friend at our destination. How old will you lo be when you fly? Also, important, make sure that you feed you lo when you take of and when you go down for landing - that helps with the "popping" of the ears. Changing diapers - there is a changing table in the bathroom. Since our dd was only 3 months at the time of our trip, she slept alot. But for our later trip when she was 10 months old we brought some toys, book etc not very loud toys that would disturb the other travellers. I hope someone will respond to the formula questions. Since they do offer tea on most flights, i would think that they have some sort of hot water to offer you. good luck.

 

apr - January 29

Lalla-he'll be about 7 and a half months at the time. Thanx for answering. I dont even know what I'll have to bring with me on the plane for him.

 

Lalla - January 29

you can bring snacks - cheerios are great as well as teething bisquites - keeps them occupied for a while. favorite toys - only bring out one at a time so there is something new to bring out when they get bored. hmm that is all i can think of now - time for bed!

 

mcatherine - January 29

Are you coming to see me? Yay!!! haha- I would check the stroller at the gate - not at check in. That way you have it in the airport and they give it to you when you get off the plane. They'll give you a baggage ticket to put on it and you just hand off the stroller as you board. You may have to change diapers in the seat - depending on the airline and plane type. I have only been on one flight that afforded mothers a changing area. With airport security the way it is, if you take water - make sure it is unopened (formula, too). They will have some one the plane as well. Also, make sure you take extra formula in case you get stuck somewhere. A babys gotta eat, right? Feed during take off and landing to help with his ears and I always have a bottle of Tylenol (unopened of course) just in case the ear pressure is too much for him to handle. Some women choose to use thier front carriers instead of a stroller, but I like the stroller because less people bump into the baby. You'll do great! It isn't as difficult as it seems.

 

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