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My mind is always racing in the lead up to a trip with Baby Weekly Flyer. As a weekly business traveler, my routine is down solid. But when you throw kids in the mix, things can change quickly. All of the sudden, you have to worry about checking bags, entertainment options, sleeping times and going through security with no TSA pre-check.
The last time we took Baby Weekly Flyer on a flight, it was the first long flight clocking in at over 3.5 hours, and while successful, I’ll just say the first long flight didn’t go exactly as planned.
For our upcoming flight with Baby Weekly Flyer, we made sure it was in the sweet spot, less than 2 hours on a plane. We felt that with entertainment options, food and a well rested baby, we can get back on track with another smooth flight. We’ve reserved 3 Economy Comfort Delta seats and booked the flight before well before nap or snack time.
So with this flight I’ve been mulling over two items, do we use a car seat in the Economy Comfort seat and what entertainment options do we use?
Car Seat Or Not To Car Seat?
The car seat we used last time was the Costco car seat with wheeling adapter. We weren’t quite sure whether or not to use the seat now that Baby Weekly Flyer is sitting up and moving around well. But in the end, we decided the time is not quite right to take the seat away. We are going to run it back with the car seat in the Economy Comfort seat. Not sure when is the right time to remove the car seat. When did you stop bringing the car seat onboard?
We are upgrading our entertainment options on this flight. Baby Weekly Flyer will have the usual go-to toy along with a few “new” and interesting ones. But this time we are bringing along an iPad with downloaded movies and children apps for entertainment.
What are your favorite iPad apps or movies to take along for a baby / child on a flight?
A little pre-planning to get organized can help take away any anxiety from traveling with kids. Make sure you have multiple toys and entertainment options to get through the flight. Snack packs and hand wipes come in real handy for distractions as well.
Any tips from the well traveled family travelers out there are greatly appreciated. I usually check out Mommy Points and Pizza In Motion for tips since they’ve been there and done that for a while now. But I’m sure we’ll get through it just fine, because what could go wrong on a 1.5 hour flight with a baby anyway?