Air transport is one of the quickest ways to get from point A to b, and it may be your favourite form of transportation if you’re travelling with your youngest child. Why put your infant in a car seat for long because you can fly and arrive in a tenth of the time?
Flying with a baby is faster than driving, but it is not always simpler. Stopovers, diaper changing, meal times, confinement, and, of course, the feared crying child are all things to consider. (Pro tip: Don’t be concerned or embarrassed.) Screaming babies. It in no way implies that you are a lousy parent.)
Wait till your infant is three months old if possible
Because planes are a fertile ground for germs, flying soon after childbirth is probably not a smart idea, as infants have a weakened immune system. A newborn, on the other hand, will not be denied boarding by an aircraft.
Babies as little as 2 days old are allowed on American Airlines, and infants as little as 14 days old are allowed on Southwest Airlines. However, by 3 months of age, a baby’s immune system has matured, making them less vulnerable to disease. (An added bonus of travelling this early: babies at this time still snooze a lot and aren’t as active as babies a few months later.)
Avoid having to pay a baby fare by flying with a lap baby
Flying with a baby has the advantage of not requiring you to book a dedicated seat for them, though what parent wouldn’t appreciate the extra space? As a result, airlines provide 2 alternatives for infant seating: buy a different ticket or seat for them and then use a car seat authorized by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), or hold the youngster on your laps during the trip.
Internal flights do not require lap infants to purchase, but you must still secure a seat for them. Please remember that overseas aircraft do charge for lap infants, although this is not the whole fee.
Review your airline’s luggage, pram, and car seat policies
Most airlines will let you register one stroller and one child seat complimentary at the ticket desk, and then either one pram or one child seat at the door (but not both). Whether you’re travelling with a lap baby or purchased an infant fare, this is the case. Woohoo!
Don’t forget to ask for a gate checking tag at the gate desk before entering the aircraft if you’re taking a pram or car seat.Apart from that, baggage restrictions differ depending on whether or not your child has a paid seat. Regardless of the ticket type always make sure to carry a compact baby travel baby that includes everything you need.
Before getting on the plane, do a thorough diaper change
In the bathrooms, there are change tables, however space is limited. Before departure, do a quick nappy change – you’ll have had more freedom to manoeuvre about in the terminal restroom!
If your flight is short, your baby may not require another diaper change until after you arrive. A nappy change before, at the very least, decreases the number of times you’ll really have to change your infant on board.