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 

Wipes 

Burp cloths

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 

Changing pad 

Wallets 

Phone charger

Phones 

Food bag:

Veggies and fruit slices 

Sandwiches

Water/juice 

Crackers 

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? 

 ah! I love this picture.... Is it too soon to want to have another baby?! She is growing toooo fast!

ah! I love this picture.... Is it too soon to want to have another baby?! She is growing toooo fast!

 Saying hello to her great grandparents. She was so sleepy and grandma honey knew just how to cuddle miss Ellie. 

Saying hello to her great grandparents. She was so sleepy and grandma honey knew just how to cuddle miss Ellie. 

 After traveling for 14 hours we finally found ourselves some sunshine and beaches! Ellie's first time testing out the water. 

After traveling for 14 hours we finally found ourselves some sunshine and beaches! Ellie's first time testing out the water. 

 Driving to our hotel, it was a beautiful drive! 

Driving to our hotel, it was a beautiful drive! 

 We had so much fun in the sunshine and ocean waves. 

We had so much fun in the sunshine and ocean waves.