Has anyone traveled internationally with a 5 month old? Any tips for safe and comfortable travel?

Farah - posted on 12/22/2009 ( 6 moms have responded )

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Where you able to carry liquids? What about nursery water, gas drops, etc?

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Crystal - posted on 12/22/2009

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I've been going cross country w/my lil gal since she was 2 months, and it's really not that bad. Like everyone says, either nurse, bottle or passy during take off. Bring a small toy or two. It really all depends on the baby. I totally lucked out and mine is really laid back (I do not deserve such a child). But I know a lil guy sitting next to us screamed the whole time because he was tired.



I do know that we took her car seat & stroller because we had to change planes and it's easier to just snap her carseat on the stroller & throw our bags in the storage part. Southwest will either check both at the gate, or if there is an open seat you can take the carseat on the plane. Just ask at check in if its an open flight. I don't know about other airlines.



We're taking our lil one to the Bahamas in a few months. She'll be 8 months, we'll see how it goes!

Kristie - posted on 12/22/2009

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I recommend wearing the baby in a sling or carrier. Most airlines check the car seat for free. You can take breast milk or formula as long as it's in a ziploc bag. And you can buy diapers once you get to wherever it is you're going. Take only the necessary items on the plane, e.i. 4 diapers more than you think you need, a travel size thing of wipes, pacifier, bottles, a burp cloth or 2, 1 pair of pants, 2 onesies, a little sweater (cause they pump the a/c in the plane like there's no tomorrow.), a medium weight blanket and baby tylenol. Pack everything else in your suitcase include extra diapers unless you want to run to the store as soon as land.
Good luck.

Dyniker - posted on 12/22/2009

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I traveled with my 5 mts old. You can carry a bottle. If you don't the attendants will give you warm water on the plane. My advice: feed during lift off so the ears doesn't hurt as much or give some tylenol before you get on the plane so that the baby is sleeping during left off. Or pacifier, my little one didn't like a pacifier so I just gave her a bottle and Tylenol. Don't sit near the window. You may need to get up for diaper change.

Cori - posted on 12/22/2009

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you can take any liquids or gels you want for baby on an air plane, just definately have them in a zipper bag but the 3 oz rule doesnt apply. take lots of diapers and essentials but dont over do it if you are traveling alone because you have to carry allll of that stuff plus the kid so it gets annoying carrying everything. i traveled with my son cross country every 3 months for the last year so if you have any questions feel free to write me!

Helen - posted on 12/22/2009

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call the airline to check but normally you are allowed to carry medication and a small bottle of water, agree with the pacifer/bottle tip too

Heather - posted on 12/22/2009

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I'm not sure about liquids, i would call the airline and get specifics , but I would bring a pacifier. and either have them sucking on that or a bottle for taking off and landing. It helps their ears "pop" and adjust. Otherwise they just cry b/c they don't know how to make it stop.

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