9 Tips for Flying with a Baby
It’s the travel season again, and while you’re itching for a holiday, the thought of flying with a baby stops your vacation planning in its tracks. Is flying with an infant as daunting as some mothers make it out to be? Fret not! Our guest writer, Audrey Black, is here to pen down some practical tips to help make flying with a baby easier and more rewarding than you ever thought it’d be.
Audrey has been in the nanny industry for the last 30 years, though currently she wears many hats, having been newly certified as a Child Passenger Safety Technician, as well as a counselor. Let’s see what this expert has to say!
Audrey runs Newborn Nanny Singapore. She can be reached at email@example.com
Hi, I’m Audrey and I’ve been living in Singapore for over 5 years. I’ve worked with babies and children for over thirty years and it became apparent fairly quickly after arriving here that there was a need for support for first-time parents who are living away from their families and friends. Having struggled with the early stages when having my own children—despite having been a nanny for many years—I understand how important it can be to have that bit of support, even if it just to reassure you that you’re on the right track.
Having just completed a Child Passenger Safety Technician course through Taxi Baby, I was lucky enough to have been asked to be part of a coffee morning for mums and babies where the main topic was flying with an infant. I am happy to pass on, not only my tips, but tips that were given by the more experienced mums.
Tip #1: First and foremost, do your research!
Tip #2: Have a magic bag of tricks with you.
A fiddle board (also known as busy board) can keep your little one busy during the flight.
Tip #3: Bring a giant pack of wipes.
Tip #4: Stay positive!
Do not panic when your baby cry/scream. Ask for help when needed.
Tip #5: Stock up on useful items.
The CoziGo used on a bassinet in the flight.
The CoziGo provides protection from the sun, allowing your child to sleep on the go.
The Skybaby is compatible to be used with the airplane infant seat belt, allowing your baby to sleep on your lap.
Tip #6: Double-check everything with your airline.
A Cosco car seat used in an Air Asia flight.
Tip #7: Don’t forget to let your little one stretch between flights.
Tip #8: Post-flight, carve out some time solely for resting.
Tip #9: Have fun!
Have fun and create wonderful memories with your little one!