Flying with a one year old toddler ✈️
Once i had a 3 hours flight at night time with my baby when she was 2 months old. She would cry a lot due to air pressure in her ear and colic, so i had to breastfeed all the time, take short walks in the aisle, changed her nappies twice and keep myself together as i am sensitive to plane flights.
I was getting 25-30 hours of sleep per week since i gave birth. My husband had to work all day, so i had to do all house chores, cooking, shopping by myself, everyday till i left on that flight as it was too overwhelming for me and the baby. That time i felt very strong 💪🏻 , i was still recovering and i was on “fighter” mode!
Now that my 1 year is almost walking on her own, waking up 2-5 times a night from teething discomfort, i get to sleep and rest more. She is a very, very , very active toddler!
We are travelling for a week this December in Austria 🇦🇹
•I have to keep her on my lap during the whole flight. ( almost 3 hours flight)
•Use ear protection.
•Play games. (I know she will ignore all her toys)
•Dress her in layers.
What else am I missing? How do I mentally prepare for a flight? How was your experience travelling with a toddler?