Here are some Parenting Tips... if you are flying with your Baby
Here are some parenting tips if you are flying with your baby
I tried to do
my best to put everything together, all the parenting tips you should know for
your flying trip.
you book your flights try not changing planes. Remember that some airlines
do not allow newborns to fly.
.If you want to consider travelling by air it is
best if your baby is at least two weeks
old .By two weeks, both you and your baby will have recovered sufficiently
from the birth and have overcome any early difficulties, such as problems with
breastfeeding. See with your airline the age requirements.
If your baby falls asleep easily and stays asleep
try travelling during your baby`s sleep time.
On the other hand
if you have a troublesome baby, try travelling not during usual sleep times as
your baby may just remain fussy.
See if you can
pre-book a sky cot/bassinet and the maximum age/weight that it will
accommodate. Some airlines will not allow you to pre-book and you may not know
whether or not one is available until you check in.
possible, see if you can fly on a larger aircraft, which will have better
facilities for your baby.
Consider booking an extra seat for air travel with baby - if not, you will be
expected to sit with an infant under two years of age on your lap. Depending
on the length of your flight, this can be very exhausting, particularly with
an older baby.A parenting Tip to remember...
If you do book an extra seat, think
about taking a car seat on board for your baby to sit in.
Certain car seats are FAA approved for air travel with baby, so this is
something to check when buying one. This is a parenting tip to take into
Where would you like to sit on the aircraft? Opinions vary on the ideal
seating position when flying with a baby - some mums and dads prefer to be at
the rear of the aircraft, nearer to the changing facilities, whereas
others prefer the bulkhead position.
This is where the sky cots are situated and there is generally more leg-room.
The sky cot is usually attached to the screen -It
can be very noisy.
I attempted to use a sky cot for one of my
children - because it was bolted to the screen, he was constantly disturbed by
thuds and bangs from the other side. Also, a light was situated right above it
- needless to say, he didn't get much sleep!
Remember this parenting tip.
Make sure you pre-book your seats to ensure that
you are seated next to whoever you are travelling with. If not, you may find
yourself at the opposite end of the plane from your partner!
You will be needing
a first aid kit
in your hand bag you cannot take scissors or tweezers with you and if you are
travelling to U.S.A. or the United Kingdom from another country you cannot
take creams, jellies, shampoo, and liquids in your hand bag. Consult your
airline for more information about this. Consider this parenting tip.
size containers of powder and lotion.
aids and assorted bandages.
Rehydration powders in case of
Surgical tape for holding dressings.
or spray for sting relief.
drops for stuffy noses.
to check your baggage allowance. Go
to the airport with plenty of time. With your
baby or toddler your calculation of time is much more. You may have last minute
change of diapers or clothing.
If you have a
long wait for your connection and a credit card try finding your VIP Services at
the airport you are.
If you have to
get around the airport specially a big one it is best for you to have a stroller. As
you are allowed to have it until you get on the plane and it will be given back
to you when you leave your aircraft.
If you haven't
booked an extra seat for your baby and you have somebody sitting next to you ,
ask a member of the cabin crew if the flight is not full; if it might be
possible to move to an empty seat.
If you have an opportunity of buying a baby an air flight vest it
secures it to your lap belt. It protects your baby against turbulence
and keeps your baby safely on your lap during the flight making the two of you feel
tip will help you out. When you have
already settled down in your seat just before take off; breast feed your baby or
offer a bottle to encourage sucking
so that it doesn't have an ear problem.
your babies nappies before you get on the aircraft because generally the
changing tables in the toilet cubicles are small and uncomfortable. Take with
you separate changing bags to be able to put one diaper and a few wipes into
individual sacks. Then take the bags with the nappy to the disposable bin. Don't
give it to the flight attendants.
Remember they handle the passenger's food. If
you have a baby or a toddler that eats take along with you baby's own bowls and
utensils as they may not have them on board for you.