travelling with baby

Brittney - posted on 12/07/2008 ( 6 moms have responded )

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about to take our first plane trip to visit my hubby''s fam in sacramento. 1.5 hour flight. any advice on travelling with the little one? what to bring, what to leave at home, etc.

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Jennifer - posted on 12/10/2008

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That's AWESOME Camy! So glad to hear that people aren't putting their travels on hold since having a baby... so many people do and that saddens me as there is no need.

We're off to the mountains this weekend... never too early to start them hiking! haha

Camy - posted on 12/09/2008

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My lo has been on 3 trips so far - 6 rides on the plane. I always give him a little bit of infants tylenol before take off as recommended by my doctor in case of any ear pain. Otherwise, I try to nurse during take off and landing and have had no troubles until our last flight where I was by myself in a packed plane. I hadn't realized how much my lo had grown and we were really cramped for space to nurse (he wont take a bottle at all). If you are nursing...it is tough on the plane if you don't have extra room. If you can get an upgraded seat...always helps! Also try to travel during times they are at their happiest. For me thats the morning. Good luck! We are going for trip #4 next week!

Rachel - posted on 12/08/2008

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we just went to FL for thanksgiving. Is your husband traveling with you, because that made it a lot easier. we checked all of our suitcases which had clothes, a towel, some burp clothes/bibs/washclothes. we were staying in a hotel, so they provided the pack and play, so we did have to bring some toys/books. we got diapers/wipes down there. i carried her in a ring sling in the airport and on the plane, which was really convienent. my husband pushed the car seat/stroller and you can gate check those right as your getting on the plane. i nursed her on take-off and she didn't have any problems. obviously i had a packed diaper bag and my purse as carry-ons. good luck!

Cierra - posted on 12/08/2008

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wow .... well she pretty much has it down i just thought i would write something...i just traveled wih my son about a month ago so he was just about 5 months old.....my flight was about a 3 hour flight and my baby was great just give em a bottle when u take off and land .... i was lucky and didnt have to give em a bottle when we landed cuz he fell asleep and even landing didnt wake em up thank god ...but good luck and safe travels..i hope u get as lucky as i did when u travel

Jennifer - posted on 12/07/2008

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Well during take-off and landing it's best to feed them (for the sucking and their ears staying unplugged) - even sucking on a pacifier should be fine. I'd leave toys (except for a favourite) at home as the new surroundings will be enough entertainment. A pack n'play for sleeping and keeping them safe if need be while you are busy and the house isn't babyproofed. Stroller (or carrier ie Baby Bjorn) and car seat. The less you bring the better! Things like diapers, and food you can get in Sacramento.. obviously bring more than enough for the flight and extra in case of delays. There's actually quite a few books out now on travelling with kids (ie Lonely Planet), and a lot of websites. My husband and I travel a lot and will be traveling internationally with our little one in a few months!

Any more questions, feel free to ask!

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