Flying with a baby (or toddler)

We’ve all been there. You’re sitting in your seat on the plane and then they walk in, that person with a baby. Why! Why did they have to pick my flight to bring this soon to be(or already) crying, screaming, annoying little baby! This is going to be the worst flight ever! I’m not going to get any rest or anything done and I’m going to have a biggest headache in the world after this flight, which means my entire day is ruined!

Fast forward a few year and you may find yourself like me, on the other side holding that baby. Now instead of being worried when I see a baby getting on a flight. I am worried days in advance of how my kid will do on the flight and then get to board the flight with a bunch of people looking at me thinking the things I mentioned above. Trust me when I say my kid crying and/or screaming on a plane is a lot worst for me then it is for you, because rather then just focusing on one person (the baby) being annoying when or if it is crying/screaming. I am focusing on the entire flight of people the entire time even before my kid makes a peep.

So keep that all in mind the next time you see someone with a baby/toddler get on a plane and give them a smile. A less stressful parent could mean a less stressful baby and a lot better flight for all.

Now, that all being said my son (now about 2.5 years old) rocks at flying. He has been on 8 or more planes rides(counting layovers), first one being at 2 month old, which was crazy stressful for us (even though he slept about the entire flights both ways). Usually someone around us complements on how well he behaves for such a long period of time.