(Closed) Share your tips on traveling with the baby!

posted 8 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Make sure you are nursing the baby or bottle feeding (whichever you do), on take-off and landing. It helps equalize the pressure in the baby’s eustachian tubes, so they don’t get an earache and cry for hours.

 

Post # 4
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Sugar bee

Oh wow, very informative!  So you can’t wear her in your wrap, but you can keep her on your lap during take off?  Also why do you need a birth certificate?  How long or what age do you stop needing to do that? or is that a new security thing?

Post # 7
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Sugar bee

Sorry, I updated my post.  I do think it’s silly.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2007

No traveling advice here yet… but I will say I’m envious of your house in SLC 🙂  My husband whines like a 5 year old when I remind him there will probably be no ‘out west boarding trip’ this winter.  I should be the one whining since I couldn’t board when we were in Telluride last year!

 

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2009

This is a good topic.  This may not be useful for your trip since I don’t know if you stayed with anyone you knew, but my friends have said that if you are staying w/friends/family, use http://www.diapers.com which offers free shipping over $49 and 1-2 day delivery to order diapers, formula, or anything you might need to buy before you travel so that it will be there once you get there. That can avoid any unneccessary store trips, or at least some of them.

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2009

That is what I thought – when they told me I was so glad b/c I know it would never have occured to me!

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

If you do bring a stroller with you, you might want to bring a contracter garbage bag to put it in if you gate check it. It’ll help protect it from rips and tears as the baggage handlers throw it around.

Make sure that you are not wearing a belt, anything with metal, and shoes that are easy to slip on an off. That’ll make it easier to get through security with a baby in your hands.

Also, if you travel frequently with a laptop, it might be a good idea to get one of the messenger bags that has a flip down compartment. Eddie Bauer makes one (Expedition Checkpoint-Friendly Laptop Briefcase) They are “TSA approved” and you don’t actually have to take the computer out.

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

My BIL was travleing with his 1 year old daughter and the airlines gave them problems about the way the carseat was packaged. Apparently it had to be in a plastic bag, which they provided, but it was a head-scratcher of a requirement.

They travel a lot less now that she is over 2 years!

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

I had to travel ALLLLLLL the time with my little one bc Fiance was living in seattle for a while, while im in louisiana. I think what saved me was the little carrier that you strap on your chest. I wore that through the whole airport. LIFE SAVER. Also, bring plenty of extra clothes in the diaper bag! Last time i flew my daughter pooped out her diaper and i forgot to put extra pants in her bag. Awesome huh?

Another HUGE tip: exactly 24 hours before your flight you can go online and pick your seat… DO IT!and pick very front row where you have plenty of leg room and aren’t squished with a baby on your lap. i didnt do it the first time i flew and learned my lesson! It’s just way more comfortable and spacious.

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