HELP!!! Im taking my 11month old son on a 20 hr flight :S

Katrina - posted on 08/04/2009 ( 5 moms have responded )

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Im going to Australia in 3 weeks to visit my family and am taking my 11month old with me by myself....

Im VERY nervous about it because my son isnt one to sit still for even 5 mins and i will have him on my lap for over 20hrs (each way) :S

Has anyone else done this before??

Anyone have tricks or suggestions i can use?



Also i know your not allowed to bring liquids on the plane, so ow to i bring his baby food and formula??? and can i bring tylenol??



In desperate need of some advice here :)

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Jennifer - posted on 08/04/2009

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My daughter was the same age when we had our first flight. Mind you, it wasn't quite as long as yours, but if its at all possible, ask to be seated with an empty seat beside you. I asked the stewardess and she actually moved a lady so that I could have an empty seat for my daughter. It made it alot easier because she didnt feel like I was holding her captive lol and she sat on the seat and played. I brought books and her favorite toys.. and lots of little snacks. You are allowed to bring their bottles and tylenol. I gave her tylenol before we got on the plane because I was worried about her ears and asked the doctor and everything went really well, she even had a little nap! Which is strange for her because the only place she will sleep is in her crib and in the carseat. Friendly people seated behind me also helped because they were playing peek a boo between the seats. I think thats rare though, most people dread babies on planes :S We had cartoons going on the headseats and she tried listening with the earphones which kept her entertained for a bit too.. Good luck~!!

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p.s. I put the formula in his bottles and then once through the security check point I brought waters and juice. You can bring tylenol as long as it is small enough. I thin the limit is 3 oz and most are smaller than that anyways.

Also don't forget the blankie or stuffed animal! Haha

Annette - posted on 08/04/2009

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I'm pretty sure that baby food and formula don't count since u have to feed ur baby, I haven't done this yet but am leaving in a week and a half, flying with my son on my lap who also hates to sit still, though luckily it's only going to be about 5 hours. yes u can bring tylenol, and it's been suggested to give them a little before take off if they've been known to have earaches. I'm nervous too! I hope I can keep him entertained there and back. I will try to post again after we leave since I'm going before u and let u know how it went and if I have any new suggestions. also did u know u can check ur carseat at no extra cost if u think u'll need it when u get there?

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I haven't done a flight that long with my son yet but I have done a full day of flying with layovers. I have found that if you have a collection of small toys to give them one and a time, maybe two it can take up a good chunk of time. My son loves trains, planes, motorcycles and cars (of course he is a boy haha). But I get the kind that don't make noise and let him use his imaginations. Then snacks like gummies , raisins and cheerios work well too. Help them count of make shapes with them. Then of course lots of juice and bottles for their ears. When he was young and I took him on the plane he was teething so I brought a soft wash cloth from home and asked the flight attendant for some warm water. Then I let him suck on it. One of the best things ever! Colorful books are also a good choice, along with i-pods. I know that sounds crazy but give them and i-pod turn the volume down low and let them learn how to put the earbuds in and out hearing the music. My little Thomas was giggly for 10 minutes straight and he still loves to do it now!



Anyways that is all I can think of now! Hope it helps! Good luck!

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I haven't done a flight that long with my son yet but I have done a full day of flying with layovers. I have found that if you have a collection of small toys to give them one and a time, maybe two it can take up a good chunk of time. My son loves trains, planes, motorcycles and cars (of course he is a boy haha). But I get the kind that don't make noise and let him use his imaginations. Then snacks like gummies , raisins and cheerios work well too. Help them count of make shapes with them. Then of course lots of juice and bottles for their ears. When he was young and I took him on the plane he was teething so I brought a soft wash cloth from home and asked the flight attendant for some warm water. Then I let him suck on it. One of the best things ever! Colorful books are also a good choice, along with i-pods. I know that sounds crazy but give them and i-pod turn the volume down low and let them learn how to put the earbuds in and out hearing the music. My little Thomas was giggly for 10 minutes straight and he still loves to do it now!



Anyways that is all I can think of now! Hope it helps! Good luck!

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