In just a few short weeks, Annabelle will be going on her first plane ride. She won’t remember it – after all, she will only be 4 months old – but I know it could quite possibly be a trip that Mommy and Daddy will never forget.
Hopefully we do not have this baby in our laps:
My family lives in Connecticut, so this won’t be our last plane ride. I know that someday she will be a little plane riding pro, but for now, I just don’t know what to expect. I am going to be wearing her at the airport since I will be traveling home from CT alone. That means – no carseat, no stroller, just Mommy, Baby, and the Bjorn (and a diaper bag of course). I am going to have her sitting in my lap during the flight, not strapped into the Bjorn though, so she can move freely.
So far, here are some of the tips I’ve received on how to have a successful trip with a baby:
1. Nurse/Feed the baby on takeoff and landing.
2. Bring toys – if your baby is at the age where he/she likes to play, bring the toys out one by one to keep baby entertained.
3. Sit towards the back of the plane where the engine is loudest. Babies like the noise.
4. Hand out little treats to your neighbors with a notecard that says, “Hi my name is _____! This is my first time flying, so please enjoy the treats on me!) ….and if your baby is crying, offer to buy them a cocktail.
Does anyone have any tips or tricks for a first time Mommy and Baby plane ride?