With holidays just in the horizon you and your baby may be planning to fly for the first time, naturally many parents would be expecting this trip to be a perturbed and unpleasant experience. Because, unlike in the past you would not be able to stick your headphones in your ears and return to your cocktail, or dive back into your book when you hear the crying of a baby since this time the crying baby would be yours. However, one should not be apprehensive because there are many joys to reap when travelling with a baby, for instance one of the major benefits of travelling with a passenger below the age of two years is that you would not be required to purchase a ticket for them. Thus, this trip would cost less than it would in the coming year. Therefore, in order to prepare these anxious parents the following article explores some tips to follow when flying with a tiny passenger.
Packing Stage One of the most unpleasant experiences for a parent would be to be under packed. Thus, one should ensure that they create a checklist prior to packing their carry-on. Furthermore, as many airport stores do not offer a variety of baby supplies the parent should make sure to pack in advance in order to avoid forgetting essential items at the last minute. Moreover, while it is restricted for passengers to carry over hundred milliliters of liquid in their carry on, this rule is not applicable to baby formula. Additionally, along with other gear sufficient diapers and wipes should be packed to last for the entirety of the travel time plus an additional twenty- four hours in case of a delay.
Before You Leave Prior to leaving your home one should double check their carry on to ensure that they have packed all the necessary items. Furthermore, if the budget allows it many parents would prefer to purchase a ticket for the child as it is more comfortable for both. In this case one can also take their car seat with them to strap it on in the seat. Moreover, ensure that infant formula is given and that the baby is well- fed.
Travelling Stage The most unpleasant time for both the child and the passengers would be during takeoff and landing as pressure would build in their ears causing them discomfort leading them to display this discomfort for the entire airplane to hear. Thus, the parents can help alleviate the pressure by handing them a pacifier or even an empty cup to suck on during this time as it will lead them to perform the same function as yawning. Moreover, one should not hesitate to ask for help from the flight attendants as they are there to help. With the help of the aforementioned tips you and your partner can now cope with the travails of flying with an infant.