How long is the flight? Keep a carry on bag full of bottles and formula if you FF. Be sure to have lots of diapers, wipes and a CHANGING PAD. There are lots of germs in enclosed spaces. Keep hand sanitizer on you at all times. Nursing or sucking on a bottle helps keep a baby's ear from hurting due to pressure changes during take off and landings.
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Answer by AvasMommy810 at 1:12 AM on Nov. 3, 2008
OH! Make sure that your DH knows that he is going to hold the baby as well. Your arms will get tired of carrying a baby for long time periods. Invest in a good baby sling or chest carrier...they work wonders. If you have the extra money, it is worth the price to buy an extra seat for your baby and a car seat if there is room on the plane and the flight is longer than 5 hours or so.
Answer by AvasMommy810 at 1:16 AM on Nov. 3, 2008
Answer by jessicarae787 at 1:22 AM on Nov. 3, 2008
^^^In the bathroom on the floor (that's why I said to be sure to carry a changing pad)...or in the sink. I gave my daughter short "baths" from the waist down instead of baby wipes. It took longer but it was more convenient. I didn't have to bend over in that little, tight area or feel bad about laying her on the gross floor.
Answer by AvasMommy810 at 2:36 AM on Nov. 3, 2008
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