Traveling with a baby is difficult. Therefore, to make things easy for you, here are tips which will make your journey easy and enjoyable.
It is important to book your seats in advance to avoid that last minute travel rush. Also make sure that you book a seat for your infant too, so that you and your baby have a comfortable journey. Ask your travel agent about the arrangements that airlines make for parents who are flying with their baby.
Most often, big airlines have packages that will make your travel very easy. Always choose the travel time depending on the sleeping pattern of your baby.
If your infant is the type who sleeps throughout the night, then book a nighttime flight, so that your baby is asleep during the journey. If your baby is a light sleeper, then flying in the morning or during the day is a better option so that your baby does not disturb other passengers.
When you decide the time you are flying, it is very important to book the right seats. Always book those that are in the front, so that your baby does not get disturbed with the noise of the plane engine, which are located at the back of the plane. Front seats also come with extra legroom, which provides comfort to both you as well as your baby.
If you are aiming a long distance journey, you should also opt for baby seats, which cost about half the price of your tickets. You can also have a car seat for making it easy for you while landing and taking off. Finally, it is important to recheck with the travel agent that all your requirements are on their records.
Breast-feeding is the best option which can reduce the items you carry to feed your baby. Never forget to carry some extra ready-to-feed snack, in case the flight gets delayed. Feed your baby before you board the flight. Pack boiled water, diluted juice, and baby formula for weaning babies. Carry a travel warmer, so that your baby gets warm food.
While On Board
It is very important to keep your infant safe from ear pain when flying. For that, feed them before taking off and after landing. You can also stuff cotton in your infants ears, and give him a dummy to suck on, to distract him from the noise that the plane makes while taking off.
If your child seems disturbed and uneasy after the take off, then walk him in the aisle for a while. Once on board, the key is to keep him well fed and reassured about his safety. Most of the babies easily adjust with the cabin atmosphere.
As a last note, it is a good idea to change the baby's cloths and diapers, just before getting on board. Also, seek for a non-stop flight, so that the baby gets least disturbed.