- 4 years ago
- Wedding: July 2012
I’m heading out with baby in arms for our first flight – just me and him. And the mountain of baby stuff that I apparently need !? Wow, a baby complicates things lol. I’m not nervous about the flight itself, I figure I can nurse him for the entire thing if I need to – and we have two flights actually, with and hour and a half layover. They layover will be during his fussy time so that may be a good or a bad thing, not sure yet.
Questions I’m pondering:
– nursing pillow (brest friend) – should I take it? It is more comfortable to use it, but it is bulky. I can’t afford right now to buy the handy inflatable travel version. If I do take it, should I try to fit in a giant suitcase or take it on the plane with me? It could be nice to have him lay on it or it could be bulky and annoying.
– the stroller: do I check it (no travel bag though and same problem that I can’t afford one right now), do I gate check it, do I not take it at all? no one that I am visiting has one (plus I love love love ours – thought that also makes me worry about it getting damaged). I would be tempted to leave it home but I’m visiting my mom and I suspect she will want to use it. hmm.
– the car seat: same – check it? gate check it? it attaches to the stroller and he actually still prefers it to the stroller itself so maybe gate check both the seat and the stroller? will they let me do that? if I don’t take the stroller then I’ll have to check it – then I worry about it getting damaged too.
– carrier(s) – I like my boba (similar to the moby) because he sleeps in it well but I also have one similar to the ergo that is way easier to put on plus he likes to face forward sometimes. would our layover be simplier with just the carrier or will I wish I had the stroller? I’ll also have my diaper bag and likely a small purse for my stuff…wallet, kobo, phone, water bottle…maybe I could do the whole trip with just the carrier? Not sure how much walking around we”ll be doing, possibly not much.
-diapers – how many? I plan to use disposables – first time so I have no idea. Once I arrive I will use a combination of cloth and disposables. I will have fun trying to fit everything in my suitcase!
any thoughts more experienced mothers? or maybe just tell me to stop overthinking everything? LOL