Nurse/feed during take off and landing if your LO will - otherwise a pacifier works well too (keeps their ears from hurting). Bring lots of chewy toys and books to have in your carry-on - by your feet, not overhead. If you have a wrap or sling - bring it with. I found that with my kids as babies, they would sleep better on the plane if they were in the wrap - it was easier to block out all of the distractions that way. As soon as the seat belt light goes off, I stand up, put the baby in the wrap, and stand next to my seat - I can move in easily when people need to get past me - and bounce in the aisle. I also bring anti-bacterial wipes (like the travel sized clorox wipes) to wipe down the arm rest, the the top of the seats in my row, and the back of the seat in front of me - that way when my LO tries to suck on any of them I'm not freaking out about all the H1N1 germs LOL .
at 3:55 PM on Oct. 29, 2009