Miranda - posted on 12/05/2009 ( 4 moms have responded )
For Christmas, my family wants to buy me a plane ticket to fly home(2500 driving miles) with my 6 week old son because they haven't seen him yet. I am terrified!
A few of my fears/questions are: How much breastmilk am I allowed to bring in my carry-on bag? Where would I change him if the lavatory doesn't have a changing table? What if it hurts or even damages his ears while landing or taking off? Should I ask my family to buy him his own seat so I can safely buckle in his carseat? What if I'm not allowed to bring his carseat on the plane? Instead of holding him on my lap, can I bring a pack/carrier? Will his immune system be built up enough to fight the swine flu or any sickness? I have a hard time breathing on a plane, will he get enough air? Then of course there are the typical flying fears(what to do if there's an emergency with the plane, if the staff is trained to take care of an infant if there is an emergency, ect.)
If anyone has flown with an infant before, I would really appreciate some tips or comfort....