Travelling? Sounds perfect! Oh wait! Travelling with a baby? Ah! You may now sit and note down a few important things if you have lately been blessed with a label of ‘Parents’. Flying with an infant is not that difficult as it may seem to new parents, but it may be a bit demanding. You just not need to panic as we are here to assist you with some of the most useful tips when you plan to fasten your seat belts and fly high in the sky.
When you are flying with a baby, it is always good that you carry their stroller or car seat, which can be fixed properly in the plane. As a parent, you must make sure that your child sits closer to you and if he cries, you are there to pamper him. There are some parents who avoid taking prams or adjustable seats with them while travelling. Instead of this, they prefer carrying a sling which they can alternately change with each other and the child can enjoy their coziness. It is also easy when you wear your baby; you do not need to carry extra heavy seats or strollers. Just carry your bags and your baby.
Safety and Health
Safety and health of the child is the first priority of every parent. When you are on a plane, make sure you have packed your luggage accordingly. With an infant you must be carrying a diaper bag, baby wipes, bibs, towels, changing sheet, and blanket or a wrapping sheet which you may need to change in the air. Babies often cry on the plane, especially when it takes off. You need to comfort your child by staying calm, relaxed, and be seated. Always check if he is dirty, sleepy, bored, feeling warm or cold, or he is hungry. Provide him what he wants and do check if he is being discomfort with the ear pressure.
Food for Babies
Food for your baby may not be the best that is served on the plane. So when flying with infants, you must yourself carry the best formula milk for your kid. As a parent you know when he needs it and how much he would be asking for it. Plan everything according to the travelling duration. Carry your baby’s milk, feeder, water bottle, thermos, and other utensils. If your baby is on semi liquid food, you must be carrying it too. When one of you is preparing the food or milk, the other one can take care of the child. Food can be a distraction as well as an attraction for children. When they disturb you, try to distract them by attracting them to their favorite food. In this way you can better stay calm and out of panic.
While packing your luggage, you should pack some stuff for your toddler’s entertainment. Be it a rattle, a musical toy, a baby teether, a stuffed toy, or anything with visual sounds or movements; it may be helpful in keeping the little one relaxed and entertained. As long as your child is busy in playing with his favorite toy, you can rest and relax. However, you should not pack yourself heavier by carrying so many toys for your kids. Just take on board what he likes the most.
You can get rid of many problems by this guiding frame if you have a phobia of flying with babies. Keep it in mind that everything should be planned before you set yourself on plane. Plan your luggage, baby’s stuff, and stay polite throughout our flight. So the next time you fly, try this checklist. Have a safe happy baby flight!