Planning a trip with your new baby? There’s no reason you can’t enjoy seeing more of the world now that you’re a mom. In fact, it’s a great way to help boost your baby’s development. That first trip by plane though can feel really overwhelming to new parents. We’d like to give you some tips on how to fly safely with your baby for the first time.
Take only what’s necessary
Just because you’re flying somewhere else for a few days, or even longer, there’s no need to overdo it. Yes, babies have lots of things they need, but you can really simplify it by using a portable changing pad and diaper bag all in one. It folds down for easy travel plus it has pockets to stash diapers and other necessities. You can keep what you carry down to a minimum and actually save space for other essentials.
Consider bringing your car seat
Depending on your destination, you may wish to bring your baby’s car seat. If you do, you’ll have to pay for your baby’s seat on the plane, but it’s a smart idea if you plan to rent a car once you arrive. You can also opt to hold your baby for the duration of the flight. International flights usually offer bassinets for babies that are up to 12 months so be sure to ask!
Make sure all documents are kept safe
In your bag, you should carry all the originals for your baby. But in the Moms Pulse diaper bag, you can easily have photocopies to grab out should you need to present them while running to your gate. It will save you time and hassle.
Know the requirements about formula and breast milk
Every airline is required to allow a certain amount of breast milk or formula to pass through security. It is always a good idea to confirm this though before you ever arrive at the airport. This way, you’ll know what’s allowed and what isn’t. The Moms Pulse portable changing pad has pockets that can make carrying just what you need on the plane a snap!
Help your baby adjust
Most babies will be excited about all the cool things in the airport, from the gobs of people to the aeroplanes themselves. But they’ll get tired and cranky so make sure to soothe them. And be ready when the ultimate cranky-maker happens – takeoff and landing. You know how to pop your ears but they don’t. Stay ahead of the curve by offering breast or bottle during those times to ease the pain or keep a pacifier handy. You may even find she’ll sleep soundly the whole flight if you do this!
Why make travelling with a baby harder on yourself? At Moms Pulse, we’re all about making this parenting thing a whole lot easier so you can enjoy your adventures with your little one!