Thursday, January 19, 2012

Flying with a 6 month old

And we were off again. Baby Boy, M and I flew to back to the States to celebrate Hannukah with family. The flight was good and uneventful. Baby Boy nursed during take-off, and then we passed him back and forth until we had arrived. I can already see how he's going to be a handful on coming flights. The kid just wanted to eat our not-tasty meal, and play around the whole time. Anyway, at the airport we ironically were given a little Santa hat. I put it on him; can't hurt to have a little holiday spirit while going through border patrol and customs. Baby Boy N got his flirt on with anyone that gave him the time of day. And that was that. Out of our control but totally manageable.



Thoughts:
  • Flying with a 6 month old is much easier than flying with a 3 month old, however you still need to be on alert all the time, so having another adult and packing light will help with the trip.
  • Try to be more aware of flight times, so that you don't have to disrupt the baby's schedule too much. At this point they are very interested in their surroundings and will not necessarily go to sleep at their usual times.
  • At this point a carrier is still a much easier way of getting around the airport and keeping your hands available.
  • In addition to normal diaper bag contents, don't forget a couple small toys and solid food, if relevant.
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Flying with a 3 month old

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