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Travel Tip Thursday – How to survive an overnight flight with an infant.
Are you traveling for the holidays and have a little one who is flying for the 1st time? If the flight just happens to be an overnight don’t worry, I’ll share tips to make this flight stress-free for you and your baby.
- Sky Cot – Is a bassinet that is connected to the wall and only offered in the bulk head seats. Depending on your route and which airline you are traveling with, will determine when you can reserve the sky cot.
Bassinet on Lufthansa Airlines
- Before boarding the airplane, wear your child out. Let them run, jump, crawl and play as much as possible before you walk down the jetbridge. Several international airports offer kids play area so be sure to look into what your airport offers. For example, Singapore airport has a butterfly garden, fish ponds, movie theater and a rooftop swimming pool, no wonder why it’s been rated the number 1 airport in the world.
- A full belly – We all know that we are irritable when we are hungry. Instead, as soon as we finish eating, we can’t do anything but sleep. And guess what? The same thing will happen to your baby! If she is hungry, the child will cry and you won’t know what to do. Instead, as soon as her belly is full, she will sleep like a … baby!
- Milk – It has been known that milk is a food that calms everyone. So, it’s time to use it for our benefit. Don’t forget to bring fresh milk for your baby. Shee will surely become the most relaxed in the world! It will help her fall asleep faster and get better rest.
- Book the flight around the same time as your child’s bedtime – Trust me, you will not regret it. If you are traveling with your plane during the day, when your baby has the biggest energy, you’re making a big mistake. She will be attentive to everything that surrounds her and will have enough vigor until your destination. The baby will be scared when the airplane takes off or whenever there are air bubbles.
The key to this is to make her fall asleep. When your plane is around 10 o’clock in the evening or even later, it will be impossible for the child to keep her eyes open.
- Blanket or a favorite stuffed animal – The idea is to make the baby feel at home. When she looks around and sees only strangers and new things, she will automatically be scared. As a result, she can become restless and there is the possibility of her crying all this time. So, try to bring a blanket with you and cover her so she can feel cozy. Obviously, don’t forget about one of her toys. Everything is easier in life when you have your buddy next to you!
- Pajamas – Of course, as I said, the child must feel at home. So, if you happen to spend a lot of time on the roads, I advise you to bring the child’s pajamas with you. Because of tight and tough clothes, children may feel uncomfortable, and this leads to sleeplessness and irritability.
These were my suggestions for an easier journey with the baby. I hope they will be helpful and I’m waiting for more ideas from you!
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