We’ve recently come back from our first family holiday as a 3 man band celebrating our friends wedding in Portugal. Knowing what to take with you can be stressful. I packed and unpacked my bag at least 3 times as I felt I was taking everything but the kitchen sink!
Luckily for us it went very well and Alfie slept nearly the entire journey so we avoided the unwelcome glares from fellow plane passengers!
Here is my list of items that I packed in my hand luggage and hopefully you will also find this useful for any plane journeys you have coming up with a little one:
- Wipes. Babies can have explosive poo’s and they are even more inclined to get them with the air pressure.
- A change of clothes and some PJ’s for travelling in comfort. For us it’s our NEW Sleep Fruit Darlo organic cotton comfies obviously! As I mentioned above, if your baby has an explosive poo you need extra clothes so your baby does not have to sit in the soiled ones for any period of time stinking out the whole plane!
- A lightweight pram or a baby carrier to free up your hands will make life a lot easier when navigating the airport terminals and check in.
- Muslin cloths: Helpful to mop up/ wind/ dry/ feed your baby.
- A Darlo blanket for the plane. It was nice to cover Alfie up in something soft while he was sleeping. Also the air con on planes can be unpredictable. Even I get freezing on some plane journeys.
- Your child’s favourite soft toy or comforter to help soothe them to sleep.
- A few toys, books or rattle to keep you baby entertained when they start to get aggy and bored.
- Feeding equipment - Be sure to pack all that you need so that you can feed your baby when hungry - bibs, bottles, boobs 😉, formula.
- If you have already weaned your baby onto some solids then taking snacks is important too. This will distract them for a little while at least.
- Finally take an iPad: If the sound of your voice loses it’s magical touch and your baby comes agitated then you can always fall back on the trusty iPad and Peppa Pig to help you out when the going gets tough.
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