When my baby was about 5 months old he went on his first airplane ride. I was so nervous because I did not know what to expect. We were flying from Ottawa to British Columbia with a stop over in Calgary. So all together it was about 7 hours flying time.
Before getting onto the plane I had so much anxiety about a lot of things. I didn’t want to ruin people’s experience if Kash was crying and fussy. I was so worried about his little ears and if he was going to eat ok. There were so many stories I was telling myself and I wasn’t even on the plane yet. I had to give myself a quick reality check so before we got onto the plane so I took a moment, closed my eyes and too a few deep breaths.
I learned a lot from that trip and when we flew again when he was about 8 months I felt a little more comfortable.
So here are a few tips that I have for you if you are flying with a baby.
The biggest thing that I have taken away so far about flying with an infant is that if your freaking out, the baby will too. So pay attention to your thoughts and try to detach from the negative narrative that you might be telling yourself. Breathe in & Breathe out and most importantly have fun!
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