In several countries Covid-19 restrictions have been eased, so many airlines have resumed their flights, which means now you can plan a plane trip with your baby.
However, if you are one of those people who think that traveling by plane with babies or children can turn into a nightmare, don’t worry, it’s simpler than it seems.
Although traveling by plane with babies is not a problem at the beginning, there are certain details that you should keep in mind.
At PekeGo we deliver the items you need for your baby at your destination to make your trip lighter, so you don’t have to worry about customs or security checks. But, we know the trip is a completely different matter.
So today here we bring you 6 tips to help make flights as pleasant for you as it is for your baby.
Inform yourself before you book
Infants can travel by air after 3 days after birth. However, some airlines do not allow infants under 7 days old on board. Depending on the country and airline, policies may be stricter or more flexible.
Also, in some cases, infants often need a passport or their birth certificate to travel internationally. About 75% of new parents are unaware of these issues, which can make it difficult to travel with their baby.
Before booking any flight, be sure to research the airline’s policies and legal regulations at your destination. This way you will have fewer worries
Choose seating strategically
Generally, airlines allow you to choose where you want to sit, which is a great advantage when traveling with babies.
Choosing your seat strategically will save you more than one headache. Always try to be in the first seats of the plane, so you and your baby will be among the first to get out.
Also, if your baby needs to breastfeed, a seat next to the window will give you more privacy and freedom of movement.
Finally, even if you are traveling with a newborn, always reserve a seat for them. This seat will be ideal for the baby to rest or to have at your complete disposal the diapers, pillows or food needed.
If you have the ability to avoid the scales, don’t hesitate to do so. No matter how many days or months old your baby is, constant transitions can make him or her uneasy.
Traveling and getting on the plane once is more than enough. If a layover is necessary, keep in mind the flight schedule and try as much as possible to adapt it to your baby’s naps. The more time your baby spends sleeping during the flight, the better will be his peace of mind.
Formula or milk should not be missed
If you have traveled by plane before, you probably know that the most difficult moments of the flight are takeoff and landing.
Some babies often feel discomfort during these moments, as their ears are more sensitive and the sound of turbulence can cause them pain.
You can avoid this discomfort in your baby by breastfeeding or bottle feeding. In case your baby is not hungry, a pacifier will serve the same purpose.
Dress the baby with layers
Airplane temperatures always vary, some can be extremely cold or just the opposite. Dressing your baby with layers is an ideal way to cope with the temperature and ensure their comfort.
Choose clothes that are easy to change into and always bring one or two clothes changes that are equally suited to warm or cold weather. Don’t forget to bring plastic bags to store your clothes once they are dirty.
Traveling by plane with a baby is venturing into uncharted territory, especially if it’s a trip of more than 6 hours. Babies, like flights, can be unpredictable, so be prepared like a good scout to deal with any situation that may arise. But above all, be confident that everything will be fine.
We hope these tips will make traveling with your baby a friendly and unforgettable experience. Don’t forget that in PekeGo we are your allies in every trip, you can rent any of our items in less than 10 minutes. This way you won’t have to travel with your baby in bed.
Also, if you have any questions or concerns, we will be happy to help you, you can find us on social networks like Facebook and Instagram.