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How to Travel with a Baby – Newborn Flight Guide and Tips

so whether it's for the holidays or

summer vacation or what have you

traveling with a baby can be pretty

stressful but you got this you can do it

it's all in here

we're gonna talk about how you can do it

coming right up hey guys Andrew here

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today we're going to be discussing the

whole experience of traveling with a

baby and bringing some tips down into

five different stages the first stage is

gonna be booking and then checking in

getting through security the actual

flight itself and then arrival so let's

get into booking right the first thing

you want identify is when is your baby's

witching hour that's that hour where

they're gonna be the most fussy the most

tire they're gonna be whining a lot and

you want to not book a flight in the

witching hour because that's that's not

going to be very easy for you personally

for me I like choosing a flight it's

really early in the morning or super

late at night kind of those bookends

nothing really in the middle and red

eyes are really good too because that is

a great opportunity for the baby to

sleep and even for you to just kind of

sleep throughout the entire flight upon

buying the ticket you're gonna want to

determine how you want the travel so

that's gonna be do you want to be

holding or wearing the baby throughout

the entire flight or do you want to buy

a separate ticket so that you can put

the car seat and the baby in that

separate seat it's gonna require a

little bit more money but regardless

that's that's a something that you're

gonna want to determine and after you

buy the seat go ahead and call the

airline and make sure that the baby is

on your reservation especially if you

didn't buy a separate seat

make sure the baby is on the reservation

so they know that you are flying with

the baby the baby will need some sort of

identification and if you're flying

internationally yes the baby does need

to Passport so you got to get all the

identification documents in place

beforehand so when you're checking in to

the airport you want to try to make

everything as minimal as possible I try

to check as much as I can in all baby

things like strollers and car seats they

do travel free so you don't have to pay

any sort of bag fee for that which is

great if you are checking in a stroller

you don't want anything too big or bulky

so you might want to rethink your your

travel system what you're using in my

opinion the the Kiko light way and the

pocket stroller are probably the best

options for travel they're super light

way they fold down to a good size we use

the UPPAbaby Vista and Mesa so that's

kind of our travel system which is a

little bit heavier a little bit bigger

but we did buy the the travel bags and

that has helped us we like it works for

us

but think about what strollers you are

going to be

after I'm done with the check-in process

the way I like to do is as I wear the

baby I think it's an absolute must

wearing the baby is a huge thing so get

a BabyBjorn ring sling whatever you need

I have the baby in the front a backpack

in the back and if I'm traveling with a

car seat I'll hold that it's kind of

like a third option that's how you can

do a solo if you have a partner it's

gonna be a lot easier for you so after

you check-in you're gonna have to make

your way over to the security line the

TSA security checkpoint it's arguably

the most stressful part for me I hate it

but I will say that the biggest piece of

advice that I can give you for that is

where your baby I said it before but

it's so important that you wear your

baby as opposed to carrying all this

stuff wearing your baby just gonna make

it a lot easier now when you're going

through security thinking about also

what you're gonna wear you don't want to

be wearing all the bangles and all this

stuff around you just wear it like

sweats it's just so much easier

especially on the flight you want to be

comfortable man I will say TSA PreCheck

is a very helpful thing especially if

you are traveling with the baby you

don't have to worry about taking your

shoes off or moving a laptop or anything

like that you can just walk right

through it's like $85 and your TSA

approved for five years so I would

encourage you to go ahead and do that

all right so you checked in you got

through security you're at your gate now

you're probably getting some shade

thrown at you because they're like oh

man almost next to that baby but the

flight itself is entirely a mental game

now if you have a partner it's gonna be

a little bit easier for you but the

baby's gonna do what the baby's gonna do

if he or she cries they cry if he or she

is chill then they're gonna be chill but

it's all about how you perceive things

and how you react to things and how you

keep mentally sound that's that's what's

gonna get you through the flight so you

board your flight you're walking down

the aisle you might get some compliments

very cute baby or you might get some

stairs like a man just shut that thing

up make sure they don't cry during the

flight regardless just we're gonna luck

it out of your mind go and find your

seat if you have a car seat install the

car seat and also I do want to know

you're gonna make sure that your car

seat is TSA compliance and that it is

suited to be strapped into an airplane

seat not all car seats are able to do

that so I forgot something tonight keep

that in mind so your biggest fear is

that the baby's gonna freak out I get it

that's why you're watching this video so

just some general tips on takeoff and

descent suck suck suck right you want

the baby drinking give them a bottle

give them the breasts do what you got to

do and make sure the baby sucking to

help relieve the pressure because you

can't just tell a baby to chew gum and

go like this I ought to like regulate

the pressure in their head so sucking on

milk is probably going to be their best

bet now I will say that not all babies

are affected

by that and if they're sleeping just let

him sleep especially if the plane is in

descent don't wake them up and say okay

you got a suck now so you can drink just

let them sleep through it if they're

sleeping through it just fine then just

leave them alone so picking your seat is

really important for your flight

strategy we tend to like the aisles that

way one of us can just pick up Henry go

up and down the aisles go hang out in

the back galley area it's just better

for the baby to keep him entertained

give him something new to look at cuz

sitting can be pretty draining there is

a blogger that we know named Amber fill

her up and she gave a really good piece

of advice where she says she actually

likes the window that way if the baby

does start crying she can just kind of

turn her body toward the baby and the

window and almost have like kind of like

a private little area so that she can

console' the baby again we like the

aisle so that we'd have to get up if

we're sitting in the window so you try

to trouble people to get past them you

choose your strategy but those are kind

of you know the options that you have

flying is a scary thing and

unfortunately as a parent your options

are limited the best you can do is just

try to entertain the baby feed the baby

or walk around with him or her but again

it's a mental game and depending on how

you react to the baby it's gonna be fine

and don't worry there are a lot more

people on that flight than you then you

realize that are much more empathetic to

your situation so just take that into

consideration so you land you got

through the flight and that's awesome

but sometimes taxiing and deplaning can

take a long time so you might want to

consider a flight that's a little bit

more toward the middle or front as

opposed to the back because there have

been times we're sitting at the gate and

it's just taking forever for people to

get off of this plane and the baby

starts getting antsy they're awake the

lights are on people are chattering and

the babies kind of like okay what do we

do now and the longer that takes the

more stressed you get so you know back

of the plane is a little bit more

stressful so just keep that in mind the

last thing I do want to touch on is

something that I'm not as well-versed in

and that's jet lag the most that we've

flown when it comes to time differences

for Henry is about two hours but for

people who are traveling long distances

they're like 6 7 8 9 10 11 hours jet lag

is something that you're gonna want to

factor in because that's gonna throw off

the sleep patterns like not just for you

but your baby like even more so it's

gonna be intense so I'm gonna put a link

down below on how to deal with jet lag

and something that you might want to

consider if you are doing a long big

international flight or something like

that so again links down below on jet

lag TSA compliant car seats and all that

kind of stuff that you might find

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