In every real man there lies a hidden child that wants to play. If I had to pick the most beautiful creation ever by god, I would have definitely ended up choosing a bunch of children. Their weeping sounds that almost shatters a glass, their mischievous behavior that keeps us running behind them always, their wonderful expressions and many more would transform the stressful adult in you to a fun loving kid. But there are few cases, where you would really give up on kids and one such instance is while traveling. We present to you a few points that will educate you on flying with your babies.
Before we go on into what needs to be checked before you fly, let us make a note of who can fly? By which, I mean babies of what ages can fly?
Airline policies change often and it is always a better option to either check your airline’s website or to call them ahead.
Babies ideally should be at least 7 days old to fly. A few airlines indeed allow younger infants to fly, upon a doctor’s written statement, while others have 14 days as the minimal requirement for the babies to fly. None of us would want to fly a 14-day infant except for an emergency J
Now, here we go with the tips for you to fly with your babies.
There are two aspects to the use of car seats. One being that, you could save money by not booking your infant a ticket, instead pay an extra baggage allowance for your car seat and the other being to free yourselves from flying with your kids sitting on your lap throughout the travel, while your better halves enjoy their flight J. Car seats these days are allowed by almost all major airlines and checked at the gates through boarding and helps ensure safety of the kid.
The word Medication reminds me of a saying - “Prevention is better than cure”. It always good to carry an emergency sheet with your child's health information or save it on your smartphone. If in case you have a list handy and your kid needs some medical attention, the list can help you better.
That way, everything is in one place if you need it.
Food and Comfort:
This time it is not about the kid and it’s about the women. If you do breastfeed your kid, don’t forget to buy a drink after you go through the security gates, since it is very important to keep yourself well hydrated. And for those women who do not breast feed, may be for some reason are advised to carry ready-to-use formula for their babies. However, this has to be handed over to the security officers during the screening process.
When you are just changing a diaper, you will want to keep things simple. You will never want to take their shoes, socks and jacket on and off, every now and then. A comfortable suit would be a Pajama or their favorite tees to keep them away from weeping Turning up white and white is definitely going to be a bad option. Always carry at least one change of clothes for both you and the kid. You just can’t complain on the quality of diapers after it had leaked.
Hope these points will make some sense to add up something to your travel... Have a hilarious travel with your naughty ones