You’re a first-time mother, and the mere thought of traveling with your toddler may be daunting. You may want to cancel all the plans right away so that your child grows up. It is because you want to make your flight experience easy!
But should that be the situation? No… younger mommies, never do that. Instead, look for ways to smoothen up the process.
Yes, it is not as difficult as you think. And, being prepared can make the entire process less stressful. You may want to believe that flying isn’t a pleasant experience in itself, and with a toddler, it becomes horrific.
However, it doesn’t have to be so overwhelming- to the extent that you’ll have to postpone your travel plans. Yes, this checklist aims at making your first flight from Richmond with the baby hassle-free.
Let’s get going to know what these are:
Packing before having a baby was only about yourself. But, not anymore! The process is different with a baby on board.
Try to pack what your baby may require in your hand luggage. Put enough nappies, toys, bibs, change of clothes, formulas, feeding bottles, and wet wipes.
If you’re breastfeeding your baby, you might need some other things as well. Have enough stuff to use as a backup in the main luggage. Just pack enough for the flight till you go to the hotel after landing from a tiring flight.
Opt for a Right Flight:
Be sure to take notes of your baby’s sleeping patterns and book flights at these times. Chances are suitable for your baby to sleep throughout the flight time, which eventually will make your times less stressful.
Drive to the airport on your flight day. Ensure booking your spot at the Richmond Airport parking through an online purchase. Now leave your car with an airport parking service, and you’ll be easily transferred to the airport through a shuttle service. Note that this is one of the most convenient options when you fly with your baby.
Take a bathroom break before takeoffs and landings so that you won’t have to leave your baby to use the restroom. Select an aisle seat so that you can get up and walk away quickly. Also, it’ll be easy for you to go to the toilet for a nappy change. Also, it’ll be a little less disruptive for other passengers.
Select the Right Luggage:
Always opt-in for luggage with four wheels instead of two wheels. It is because the fourwheeled bag is much easier to manoeuvre while carrying your baby in the harness. By doing so, you’ll be able to move around the Richmond airport in a much more convenient manner.
Whether you’re bottle-feeding or breastfeeding your baby, the best times for feeding your baby are during the takeoff and landing. With the sucking motion, your baby’s ears may be equalised during the process to get away from the pain in their ears.
The Bottom Line – Be Ready to Fly with your Baby
Does flying haunt you? If yes, then these tips are sure to work wonders for you, especially when you’re flying with a newborn. Just try to keep the baby sucking a bottle during the takeoff and landing times.
Hope some of these tips will help you to have a comfortable flight with your baby. Never fear administering an infant relief medication if your baby’s ears are in pain.
In the end, make it a memorable journey to enjoy time with your baby as it’s his first time flying from Richmond for a worthwhile adventure!
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