what should i bring on a plane for a 9 month old

Breanna - posted on 06/17/2009 ( 12 moms have responded )

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it will be his first time on a n plane and i want it to go as smoothly as possible, what are the best things to bring????????

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Kerry - posted on 06/17/2009

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Whenever possible take a night flight so the baby will be flying during regular sleep time. Bottle or breast at take-off and zzz's all the way there with any luck. Be prepared for another feeding as you begin to descend (baby will likely wake due to pressure discomfort). If at all possible, reserve or request the bulkhead. There is a bit more space and you can lay baby on a blanket on the floor to play if flight permits.

Michele - posted on 06/17/2009

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I can't stress enough to take a few change of clothes, I had to travel with my daughter when she was 1 yo and we went through 5 sets of clothes. I was so pleased that I had put more in than I thought I would use, you just never know what will happen.

Jennifer - posted on 06/17/2009

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I've taken my daughter on 4 cross country plane trips already and she just turned 1. I always make sure I have more than enough diapers, wipes, a couple changes of clothes, a couple bibs, favorite blankie (also useful to cover with while nursing), all of my pacifers - always wanted to make sure one was handy and clean, tylenol, motrin, a book, few toys, and whatever she would normally eat during the day. Keep in mind you can't bring your own juice through security. They have it on the plane if you can wait till you board. If you bring any baby food pull it out of your bag like you do your other liquids. Hopefully he sleeps most of the way for you. Mine did until she hit the walking stage - now she just wants to explore.

Dorothy - posted on 06/17/2009

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Cheerios or Kix always work for me. I brought one toy (preferably a book because a toy will get dropped on the floor often) and a stuffed animal to use as a pillow. Good luck and have fun.

Ruth - posted on 06/17/2009

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If he's breastfed, offer him your breast during take-off and landing as the sucking motion can alleviate pressure in his ears (just as we'd suck a boiled sweet). Obviously, if he's bottle fed, then offer a bottle or pacifier for the same reason.

A change of clothes, diapers and wipes should be all you need. Possibly a toy.

I think babies are relatively easy to deal with on planes, rather than toddlers who just want to run around no matter where they are!

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Heather - posted on 06/17/2009

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Everything that Jennifer stated above. We have been on several plane trips (my mom lives out of state). Blanket also serves as a barrier between your baby and germs... planes are always cold (or hot)... plus if your little one does fall asleep you can use the blanket as support. Flying solo with my little one... I pack the diaper bag full of everything a couple toys, portable DVD player (Ipod), bottle, finger foods, burp towel(s)...etc. I put her in my baby bjorn and put the diaper bag in the stroller. At the end of the jet bridge I colapse the stroller and continue on the plane with her in the carrier and me with the diaper bag full of goodies. Babies need to suck at take off and she was normally sleeping by the end of the flight. Now not to make light out of the previous post, but just last week while we were flying I gave her teething tablets (she's teething)... WOW! Amazing! Also don't care about the people around you... people have kids! On southwest I offered to by the "sucker" who sat next to me a drink! Happy flying!

Sella - posted on 06/17/2009

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Quoting Breanna:

what should i bring on a plane for a 9 month old

it will be his first time on a n plane and i want it to go as smoothly as possible, what are the best things to bring????????


teething ring, a toy or two, baby motrin, baby blanket and a baby seat :)

Shelly - posted on 06/17/2009

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Brenda,

Something for him to suck on at take off and landing it helps with the pressure that causes disconfort for babys...have fun on your trip!!!

Nicole - posted on 06/17/2009

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My son mostly slept whenever we were in the air. All you need really is what you would take on a day trip stroller. food, snacks, and juice and formula and favorite toys.And change diapers on connections. That's all I had to do.

Nicole - posted on 06/17/2009

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My son mostly slept whenever we were in the air. All you need really is what you would take on a day trip stroller. food, snacks, and juice and formula and favorite toys.And change diapers on connections. That's all I had to do.

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