Baby Weekly Flyer had a great first flight and was quiet the entire time. I’m still just a little nervous because 3.5 hours worth of flying is longer than any flight before. We’re giving away a noise canceling headset in honor of the first long flight. I just wish I could bring a set for each of the seats around us just in case. But we’ve planned as best as we can to keep Baby Weekly Flyer fed, safe, quiet, entertained and happy during the flight.
I realized something when preparing for Baby Weekly Flyer’s first long flight, babies require a lot of stuff. We’ve gone through a detailed packing process and outlined each of the items we’re bringing for Baby Weekly Flyer’s comfort.
Can you think of anything we missed or anything that you’ve found helpful when flying with a baby?
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Planning Baby Weekly Flyer’s First Long Flight
1. Get Baby Weekly Flyer Passport
Earlier this year we went through the process to apply for Baby Weekly Flyer’s first passport. The process was simple and it only took 3 weeks to get Baby Weekly Flyer’s passport in hand.
2. Get Car Seat + Wheeling Adapter
We picked up a Cosco seat for Baby Flyer’s comfort and safety while on the 3.5 flight. We also picked up the Brica universal wheel adapter to tow the seat through the airport like a carry on wheel bag.
3. Bring Entertainment
In case Baby Weekly Flyer doesn’t sleep the entire time (highly unlikely) we’ve packed a Dvd player, plenty of toys and a tie mechanism to attach each toy to the seat to avoid flying objects during flight.
4. Sanitation Items
Sanitation is something we’ve also planned for. We’ve packed plenty of Purell hand sanitizer, wipes, diapers, etc. We are just hoping we time Baby’s changing cycle right to avoid a visit the bathroom in flight.
5. Baby Food
Several weeks before the trip, we started stocking up on baby food. Of course we used a strategy to earn points while ordering the food online. We’ll check most of the food like organic baby food pouches, rice cereal, spoons, bowls, snacks, puffs and extra medicine just in case.
6. Baby Clothes
Baby Weekly Flyer will have a separate suit case. Since we’ve booked a third seat just for baby to sit in the car seat, we’ll be able to check extra bags. Items including clothes and food will be included in the suitcase because we don’t want to risk having to search for baby food while on the trip.
7. Other Baby Stuff
Baby’s come with a lot of stuff. From beach stuff, to sunscreen, to hats, to floaties, we have it covered. We even picked up a small umbrella stroller which should be easy to carry on the plane.
8. Prepare Hotel For Baby Arrival
Lastly, I called the hotel and car rental agency to prepare for Baby’s arrival. I asked for a crib, a small refrigerator and a car seat with the rental car.
Planning for a long flight with a baby takes some time to think through all of the extra items. Baby’s require a lot of stuff and we think we have it covered with the list above. But you never know what to expect on a 3.5 hour flight with a Baby.
Can you think of anything we missed, or anything you’ve found helpful when flying with a baby for long periods of time?
Wish us luck!
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