Heather - posted on 12/02/2008 ( 4 moms have responded )
In December, my husband and I will be flying to New York City and Tennessee with our daughter (six-months old when we travel) (and my parents and older sister). This will be the first time we've really traveled with her (other than car trips to visit family) so I'd like to get your travel suggestions/advice. Here are the things I've already thought about/read.
-We're taking our travel system so we will have a car seat for her whenever we need one and a stroller for getting around.
-I'm thinking about taking a Baby Bjorn for another carry option. (I think...this could go either way, but I thought there might be times when this would be easier than the stroller...advice here would be great!)
-She is exclusively breastfed, but will also take bottles of breast milk. (I'm planning to take my pump with me to ease our outings a bit.) (And, yes, I know I should either feed her or give a pacifier or bottle during take off and landing to help pop her ears.)
-I've considered taking a backpack for her diaper bag, instead of the diaper bag I usually use, just so it would be easier to carry.
-I have a fleece bunting (that can be gown-like or pants-like) to keep her warm, so outerwear is not an issue.
-We have requested a crib at the hotel in New York and have arranged for a travel bed in Tennessee