I type this while 40,000 feet in the air, on our last flight home, while she is snuggled against my chest. This is our 5th and final flight for the foreseeable future.
Traveling with an infant is challenging in some ways if you're used to breezing through the airport but if you're willing to take a little extra time, it really isn't any more difficult.
My strategy for traveling with such a little one (just over 5weeks old on her first flight) was to keep it simple and be prepared.
We got to the airport 1 hour in advance which was really nice. I didn't really want to be trying to run around with a baby in tow.
We nursed during take off and landing if Eleanor was awake. She honestly loved being in the air and has slept through every flight or happily cuddled with her daddy and I.
We brought our baby carrier and she really enjoyed that while we went through security and checking in.
We packed a diaper bag and a food bag as our carry on.
Diaper Bag Packing List:
Diapers - 2 diapers per hour of traveling
Diaper powder - a must have in my opinion
Catnip and Fennel - it's a great tincture to help settle babies tummies and a life saver for me. It also makes them a bit drowsy so just be aware of how much you give your little one if you do use it.
Extra outfit - for baby and yourself
Plastic baggie - in case of an accident, it's nice to have a separate spot to put the messy outfit
Veggies and fruit slices
These are the things I would definitely pack again. Once she starts teething or needing more entertainment, I'm sure this list will change according to her needs. What are your travel must haves?