In may we will b traveling to iowa to see family for 8days, they havent seen my daughter since she was 2weeks old, she will b almost 11months by the time we get there, there will b alot of family there to great us when we arrive,how do i help/avoid the stranger shock? they have babies(family in Iowa), so they say dont bring carseat good idea? should she sleep in a pack n play or what should i bring? they r 2hrs ahead of our time zone, should i keep her on her local time zone when we visit? she is never around other babies, but will b when there what do i expect? im a germ freak with her, and im paranoid about the germs on a plane and what i should/am aloud to pack for her while on the plane? its a 6hr flight and a 2hr layover what should/could i do to keep my busy little one happy that long? its my first time meeting alot of my fiances family, and flying period. any advice?
sincerly a desperate mom.
Answer by onyourterms at 5:56 PM on Mar. 17, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 9:58 AM on Mar. 18, 2009
I have travelled back and forth between Canada and England loads of times when my kids were babies.
Don't keep her on your time zone. She needs to adjust to the new one and then back again. Bring your own food for her and I suggest you call the airline about what you are allowed to bring on the plane. They have tightened up security a lot since I was flying with little ones due to terrorist attacks.
BTW I also suggest you call the airline and book a crib. Most airlines have special baby cribs that attach to the bulkhead in the front row of seats. Or at least they used to.
Answer by beeky at 12:21 PM on Mar. 18, 2009