• S
  • PA, US
  • a month ago

Tips for traveling with a baby 👶🏽✈️🌊☀️

Hey, Mamas! We’re taking our son out of the country in February and he’ll be 7 months old then. I’m mostly excited but also slightly nervous about navigating airports, how he’ll be on the plane (we have 5 flights total—3 under an hour) driving with him where the rules of the road aren’t obeyed as much. I found out that you can check as many “assistive devices” as you want and strollers, car seats, pack and plays all fall under that umbrella. We plan on just taking the jogger and car seat since I’ve sourced a pack and play at our first two locations and the hotel in the third is providing a crib 🙌🏾. Any tips or trips for traveling with a child near that age? What have your travel experiences been with your children in general? I welcome advice for children of all ages since this trip is the first of many. Looking forward to reading some responses. Cheers and love to you all. You’re doing great, mamas.
  • C
  • VT, US
  • 10 hours ago

The first time getting on a flight with my son was pretty smooth! We were traveling alone to my in-laws, just us two, while my husband was deployed. I made sure he was warm for the flight, at least one or two toys, plenty of snacks, educational programs to watch on my phone, a change of clothes in the diaper bag along with other important baby essentials. I was worried about him crying on the flight but the soft hum of the plane put him right to sleep. It was only a 3 hour flight with a layover, and another 1 hour flight before reaching our destination. I checked in his large stroller and kept him in a smaller cheap stroller as we were navigating through the airport. We also checked in his car seat and he stayed in my lap during the flight.

  • A
  • SCT, GB
  • 2 days ago

We are flying with 2 year old in Apeil with Ryanair.. will her changing bag count as hand luggage? I'm so bloody nervous!

  • A
  • SCT, GB
  • 2 days ago

I seee thank you

  • S
  • Rockaway, United States
  • 2 days ago

It shouldn’t! We flew spirit & delta for our vacation recently and the diaper bag & stroller were both free

  • M
  • TX, US
  • 11 days ago

I took my daughter when she was 3 months and she was amazing. We flew 3 plane within 2hrs 20 mins. I had all her bottles ready with formula in them just needed to add water. But your breastfeeding so that shouldn’t be a problem. I got her a little hammock so she can sleep comfortable with her noise cancellation headphones. I only hold her while we took off and landed. Everyone was helpful and she only cried when we landed cause of the bumpiness.

  • T
  • NV, US
  • 18 days ago

Does your baby need a lot of shots before traveling out of the country like adults do?

  • A
  • NY, US
  • 13 days ago

I would be sure that they have all their immunizations for their age yes. Because your baby will be in contact with different ppl indirectly. I’d also think about where I’m going and consult baby’s pediatrician.

  • T
  • GA, US
  • 18 days ago

Depends on where you are going, if you get the regular immunizations you'll be fine with the exception of maybe one additional one if you're going to certain countries...check CDC site for country you're traveling to for the disease risks and with your pediatrician

  • V
  • VA, US
  • 19 days ago

Take your time through the airport . The first couple of times I felt nervous and wanted to rush but don't! Take ur time . You being relaxed will help your little one be relaxed too . We bought the dona stroller for traveling as we travel quite a lot . I HIGHLY recommend it. I'd definitely take a baby carrier. To have your hands free while walking around the airport or you can take a lighter stroller to gate check . Take plenty of snacks for your little one and your self lol . U dont have to go by the 4oz rule if the drinks are for baby so any pumped milk for formula is fine as well as water or juice. Just keep those separate bc they will have to check all of the liquids. I usually get cold on the plan so I dress my kids warmly and take a blanket for each of them . I carry hand wipes bc they touch everything amd then put their hands in their mouth. Make sure you have enough diapers and wipes as well as diaper cream in your diaper bag (diaper bag doesn't count as carry on) . Safe travels !

  • A
  • NY, US
  • 13 days ago

Veronica said it all. You can also ask TSA to change their gloves if they haven’t, before touching your baby things. Another tip, is place all baby snacks and pre-made bottles in a ziplock bag on on top, follow by any ointment or medication also in zip loc so that they don’t go digging deep in your baby’s bag. If you’re child has antibiotics for whatever reason get a doctors note to show as proof of your infant or toddler needing it. Be prepared to open up bottles that aren’t see through. My baby carrier saved me a lot of trouble. By freeing my hands. Happy traveling ladies!

  • S
  • PA, US
  • 18 days ago

Thank you, Veronica! ❤️☀️

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