Today, we are off to visit my family in Montreal (my hometown) for a whole week! I will still be blogging, but I will be back to the usual crafty stuff next week on the 14th. I am so excited to get to share some of the little things I have forgotten that I miss about my home town.
Before I married and became a mom, I had air traveling down to a science. I would arrive at the airport wearing comfy, but cute clothing (usually in the form of a juicy couture tracksuit), no metal jewelry, easy to remove shoes, hair in a ponytail, a large bag with nothing more than reading material, an ipod and that was it. Ahhh.. how I miss those days…
And yes, I also used to be that same person who would see a mom with her crying baby and I would think to myself, “Wow, I feel sorry for whoever sits next to her!” We all think kids are cute, but lets be real – nobody wants to sit next to them on an airplane for 3 hours.
Then motherhood happened to me. And I have found out first hand what it’s like to be that mom.
So I’ve made a checklist to help get us through it with minimal pain to baby, myself and those sitting around us.
- change pad cover (cauz just the thought of my baby’s bare butt on an airport change table makes me shiver)
- wipes in a small travel case
- diapers (I Bring 4 or 5 as to make sure I don’t run out. Air travel may wreak havoc on your tot’s digestive system, and what would be worse than being trapped in a small space with a poopy diaper you can’t change?)
- Sesame street
- Yo Gabba Gabba
- Little Einsteins
- 1 for milk and 1 for juice or water. Drinking fluid helps in getting your ears to pop (I always buy milk or juice once I get beyond security, just to keep it simple)
These are the things I do to help entertain my son while we’re in flight. I’ll be traveling alone with him too since the hubs had some work obligations. I’ll let you know how two four hour flights work out for us!
Even if you are traveling with your child, this video has some good tips and hacks to remember when you travel!