Taking a six-month-old on an international flight.

Xuejiao - posted on 02/20/2013 ( 2 moms have responded )




I'm going to take my son to an international flight. He will be six months old when we leave. From other moms, I learned a lot of tips in terms of how to take care of a six-month-old on the flight, especially long flight (12 hours). However, I'm wondering how other moms do when she's all by herself and has to push baby stroller and drag a carry-on luggage bag at the same time at the airport?


Michelle - posted on 02/20/2013




It would be easier to invest in a carrier rather than the stroller through the airport. That way you have your hands free.

I also found my baby slept most of the time on the plane and only woke up for feeds. He was 5 months and were on a 14 hour flight.


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Krystal - posted on 02/20/2013




I took my 3 month old son on an over night flight that way he would sleep. I also took both my car seat & stroller along with my diaper bag & carry on. I strapped my diaper bag on my carry on & placed the car seat on the stroller. You can take both car seat & stroller for free to the gate because it's a requirement. The hardest part for me was security they want you to fold the stroller & put the car seat on the belt. It frustrated me because they didnt offer to help me, so I asked. there is a changing table in the plane bathroom. A lot of babies get cranky because their ears pop, so give him a bottle or pacifier when you go up & land.

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