Flying

Get advice and share your best tips on air travel with kids from getting through the airport security with breastmilk to the best carseat to take on a plane.

Anonymous posted in Flying Wednesday

Long Flight with my Infant and Toddler

So I am going to my home country in December when my infant would be 5.5 months. The flight time is 14 hours. Currently my daughter sleeps in her rocker and never wants to sleep in bed or lap. I am wondering how she would sleep in the airplane and also my 2.5 year old would be with us. Any idea how to manage both kids in flight.

  • Ady
    Yesterday

    But I don't know is it good to give her Tylenol for sleep when she is not ready to calm down..Any idea??

  • Geena
    Yesterday

    Ady- have you tried giving it to her before? How was her reaction?

Lisa posted in Flying Oct 11

Flying

In a few weeks my 12 month old and I will be flying to Florida just the two of us. It will be his first time flying. Any tips on how to deal with time in airport for him and take off/ landing? We also have an hour layover?

  • Mallory
    Friday

    I just recently flew with my son who at the time was 18 months, so he was a little older. I was so worried but my son slept for pretty much the whole time. We had late flights departing leaving around 8:30p with a layover that was an hour and arriving around 11:30p (time change) and returning with a midday flight of 6p with a hour and half layover and arriving at almost 12a. We mostly just walk... More

  • Preethi
    Friday

    iPad, snacks, have a stroller u can check that at the gate. Buy water at the airport. Hopefully ur little one go to sleep. Thats what mine did.

Airplane/Airport Board Book

Flying with two little ones soon and I want to start reading to them about airplanes. Does anyone have airplane book suggestions, preferably board books, for a 3 and 1 year old? Thanks! And wish me luck!

  • Sarah
    Oct 10

    We have several, I think the best one is called amazing airplanes which talks about the flying process!

  • Crystal
    Oct 10

    Usborne has a lift the flap board book about airplanes that we used before and during our travels.

Amber posted in Flying Oct 09

flying 15+hours with my 1YO alone . Looking for advice to calm nerves and anxiety

Flying a ten hour flight then transferring to a four hour flight alone with my 1yo , don’t know what to expect with my 1yo , we both have our own seats and I will be bring his car seat to give my arms a break . Would love advice on all that I wrote and anything I missed ‼️ mahalo in advance 💞

  • Emily
    Oct 09

    Bring lots and lots of snacks! And a charged tablet with movies preloaded on it. Bring the good stuff he goes crazy for. Hold off as long as possible till you give him anything. So that way you don't run through your options. And we got my daughter those moldable earplugs

  • Kelly
    Yesterday

    I'm in the same boat. I'm gonna travel with my 13 month baby on an 18 hr flight to Asia. I was told to get a Jet Kids bed box. It was apparently a game changer for their kids during their travels. It extended the foot area and helps converts the seat into a bed. We will see if this works out for me too. And to get shelf stable milk for easy transport of whole milk for the kiddo. Organ... More

Kelly posted in Flying Oct 08

Travel tips needed

Travelling internationally with a 1 year old. Any tips on making the flight, airport security check and such more bareable?

  • Christy
    Oct 09

    That is true. I brought a water bottle that was over 3oz. TSA almost took it away, but was nice enough to let me have it for "formula" (so he told his supervisor). But another lady on board had a much younger child and they took her formula away for being over the 3 ounces. It was very messed up and I ended up sharing my daughter's snack with her child. All the mom's on board were p/o.

  • Sarah
    Oct 09

    Here is TSA link for traveling with children. https://www.tsa.gov/travel/special-procedures/traveling-children You can take on extra water and even milk and juice too.

Anonymous posted in Flying Oct 04

Flying with 6 mnth old baby last weekend of the month...Any tips to keep baby calm n sleep

I am gng to fly with my six month old baby this month...I am gng alone with baby....so I am very scared...How i am gonna handle baby, stroller ,diaper bag. Any tips to handle the stuff n baby during flight and in airport....Please suggest...Any suggestions are welcome ..Thnx in advance

  • Anonymous
    Oct 05

    Yess..I will ....she's scared of high sound...so I might use cotton for her ears...n will carry her toys too..

  • Hillary
    Oct 05

    Flying at that age is GREAT. Dont worry. Also not sure your airline, Southwest is VERY family friendly. Some tips: 1. Bring proof of child age. 2. You can GATE CHECK your stroller and car seat. It's amazing. 3. Check your bag and bring your diaper bag onto the plane. 4. Nurse during take off and landing to help with cabin pressure. 5. Bring a new toy from the dollar store to entertain.... More

Kristin posted in Flying Oct 04

Flying with a Baby

My baby will be 7 mos when we take a 3.5 hour flight. Any tips to keep him calm for his sake and for the sanity of the passengers?

  • Ady
    Oct 04

    Does Tylenol really helps in flight for baby to sleep????is there any side effects of it.???,.I am also gng to travel with my 6 mnth baby in last week of this month..

  • Monty
    Tuesday

    If you're breast feeding still, then I'd say breast feed him. Or if you're formula feeding him, give him a bottle. That'll help with the ear popping situation that kids really cry about. As far as entertainment is concerned, you might want to take a few toys that comfort him when he's usually upset. My daughter typically fell asleep after being breast fed so the entire durat... More

Jenny posted in Flying Oct 02

Flying with a 1 year old, we have a 3 hr layover, any tips?

  • Cathy
    Oct 02

    I usually flight at night or at a nap time it really helps if that cannot be arranged then I go with favorite snacks favorite books and favorite toys

  • Mare
    Oct 02

    My son doesnt get a lot of tech time regularly so I let him watch movies with headphones on during the actual flight and it kept him occupied for most of it. As for layovers, we make him run as much as possible around the airport to tire him out! Lots of snacks are a must too

Anonymous posted in Flying Oct 01

My husband and I will be flying out of state with our baby for the first time! Any tips?

  • Tiffany
    Oct 02

    We flew internationally with our 9 month old and 2 year old. For our 2 year old, we brought kid-friendly headphones for the inflight movies, we used the CARE safety belt system (you use this as your 5 pt harness instead of a car seat), lots of toddler friendly snacks, an empty 360 cup, his lovey & blanket that he sleeps with, and a handful of his favorite toys. The toys came in handy in bet... More

  • Anonymous
    Oct 02

    She’ll be four months when we travel. The flight will be about an hour and a half. Thanks so much!

Kelly posted in Bathing Sep 29

Mosquito infested vacation

We will be taking our 1 year to Vietnam soon. And I am so worried about my LO being eating up alive by mosquitos over there. Any suggestions on any mosquito repellent sprays, bracelets, or lanterns? Tips or tricks welcomed too... TIA!

  • Sarah
    Oct 07

    Totally agree! I love Avon Skin so Soft

Tes posted in Flying Sep 26

Traveling with 2

I have an 18month old and a 7 month old. We’ll be flying with 1 layover. Our double stroller and carseats are bulky and heavy. We are considering leaving it in CA. Any recommendations on how to travel light with 2 babies? Are there travel car seats available?

  • Caitie
    Sep 27

    @Laura you’re right! Might have just been my airline. Good idea to double check to be sure the airline doesn’t have different rules than the FAA.

  • Tiffany
    Sep 29

    I bought the approved airplane car seat. It’s literally a seatbelt restraint that goes onto the seat. Southwest allows stroller check free at gate so I didn’t need to carry around airport. When he was smaller, I used his carrier and check car seat and stroller at the check in instead of gate.

Jenna posted in Flying Sep 24

Flying with newborn

Hi!! My daughter will be a month and a half next month and we will be flying to Michigan ! Does she need a passport to fly. For ID? I called the airline and the woman told me just her birth certificate and/or social security card. But I feel like she needs legit ID? Or am I wrong ..

  • Angie
    Sep 29

    Nope, just the birth certificate if her social hasnt arrived yet. I took my two year old on a plane and they asked for nothing for her!

  • Anonymous
    Sep 30

    We fly a ton and only Southwest has ever asked for the birth certificate. But other airlines might, so bring a copy. That’s all you need. To make checking in faster, I always call the airline and put the lap baby’s name on my ticket so when we arrive we just have to print boarding passes. Otherwise when you check in they can add it, but sometimes you have to wait in line.

Ady posted in Flying Sep 24

Does anyone have any idea about graco pram into airport security...and plane

I'm traveling for the first time with my child...are there any dimensions for the pram or stroller into airport security and plane? I want to keep my pram with me through the plane gate.

  • Wenonah
    Sep 24

    No there’s no restrictions. Once you get to your gate they’ll make you check it in. Then when you get off the plan they’ll have it waiting for you

  • Ady
    Sep 24

    Ohh that's sound nice ....No max limit for pram size ..Thnx

Anonymous posted in Clothes Sep 24

Can anyone suggest me what should i make my 6 mnth old baby wear in airplane.

I am traveling with my 6 mnth baby in October last ....its a long journey...M confused with the plane temperature ... should i make her wear fleece or cotton bodysuit...m carrying the blanket for sure and cap too.

  • Eli
    Sep 24

    Always cold very cold airplanes, i like layers, cotton clothe and layers on top just in case is hot when the airplane is on the ground...

  • Anonymous
    Sep 24

    Ok so just cotton bodysuit and will keep blankets to cover her up in the bassinet wen needed

Trisha posted in Flying Sep 23

Flying with infant twins...

Hi! My husband and I will be flying with our 7 month old twins around the holidays on a 3 hour flight. Should we buy a third seat?

  • Emily
    Sep 23

    My cousin has twins and they fly they always get three seats and bring a booster seat with a tray so they can change them out. They say the third seat makes a big difference.

  • Trisha
    Sep 23

    Thank you Emily!!

Ady posted in Flying Sep 23

Traveling with 6 month old baby....Any suggestions for the plane bassinet and baby feeding.

  • cocomac
    Sep 23

    I think you need to call in advance for the bassinet (and seating maybe?). And if you mean breastfeeding, feed away!! Most airlines support breastfeeding. If you mean heating up formula, bring your own container and ask for hot water. Flight attendants are all very aware of baby passengers. Go to the gate early and ask the gate agent if they can help clear out the seats next to you. If it’s n... More

  • Ady
    Sep 23

    Thnx That's a nice suggestion...I will definitely talk to the gate agent....

Anonymous posted in Flying Sep 22

Has anyone taken their newborn out of the country during maternity leave?

  • Chelsea
    Sep 22

    Yes - I took my baby to Canada. Not too far, but needed a passport!

Geena posted in Flying Sep 21

Allowing toddler snacks during the airport security check?

I’m traveling overseas with our toddler later for the first time and I’m wondering, for those who have experienced it, if the security check will allow snacks for my toddler in my carry on? Just cookies, cereals and crackers?

  • Ivana
    Sep 23

    I agree, have had different experiences depending on the airport in terms of TSA headache but ultimately they need to let you through with everything on their ok list. I got a small cooler backpack that you freeze so no need to pack ice packs and studded a bunch of snacks and meals in there when we flew to Europe. You never know if there will be delays! Also made the mistake of feeding my daugh... More

  • Geena
    Sep 23

    Thank you everyone! Everything’s a big help and just to let you know he just slept, eat a bit and play a bit and slept again ❤️ will take note of your advices as we go back but his water was tested indeed for residue but that was it

Anonymous posted in Flying Sep 20

Flight tips

Any flight tips for a 5 month old would be welcome

  • Hillary
    Sep 21

    Great time to fly! Nurse on take off and landing. Wear comfy clothes. Agree on comments above.

  • Wenonah
    Sep 22

    I recently traveled from GA to CA with my 5 month old and she was great! Our flight was at 11am so my boyfriend and I kept her up starting at 6am then when we got on the plane we fed her at take off so her ears wouldn’t hurt and she slept the whole way there. We weren’t able to do that on the way back because she had gotten used to the time difference so her naps were weird but she was a good b... More

Anonymous posted in Flying Sep 18

Benadryl

Have you guys travelled for a certain period of time with your LO and had to give him/her benadryl to make him/her dose off? This has been recommended by our pediatrician as a last option and just wants to hear from parents who have tried this and your thoughts on this?

  • Anonymous
    Sep 18

    Again thank you both so much just tried it today and he passed out and napped for 5 hours!

  • Learni
    Sep 18

    Yay!!!! I’m glad it worked out ok!

Load More