My son is 5 months old and we're flying to our vacation this week. I'm a little nervous about traveling with him. Do you have any advice to make the trip go smoother?Answer Question
Answer by elizabiza at 10:43 AM on Aug. 14, 2010
If tickets are purchased it may be too late for this - fly at night. I always flew alone with kids and had no problem as long as it was in the late evening or night. They just fell asleep.
Answer by Gailll at 10:44 AM on Aug. 14, 2010
Yes, don't do what I did. We were going to be on an 8 hour flight so I had a few bottles with water in them so all I had to do was pour the pre-measured amount of formula in the bottles. Well, 2 of my leak proof bottles leaked and they soaked all of the diapers and clothes that I had in the bag. Also, you can check the stroller in at the gate that way you don't have to carry the baby plus a diaper bad and any other carry on that you may have. I would check the car seat in when you first arrive though. While the flight attendants are more than happy to arrange to have an extra seat beside you, it is not a guarantee. Overall, my flight experience with my son when he was an infant was quite pleasant. I flew with him when he was 5 months and again at 7 months.
Answer by JeremysMom at 11:07 AM on Aug. 14, 2010
Answer by rjacob2008 at 11:18 AM on Aug. 14, 2010
Answer by Sebbiemama at 2:17 PM on Aug. 14, 2010
Answer by mekarevell at 12:45 AM on Aug. 16, 2010