By: Susan Sherren for Couture Trips Published: November 29th, 2022 5:54 PM
Challenges Flying with an Infant
Flying with an infant or small child is always challenging for any parent. While it may be a vacation the parents are looking forward to, your infant might not share the same enthusiasm. The critical takeaway is to be prepared and stay flexible. Hopefully, on arrival, you will have a loving grandparent willing to take over while you recover from the journey. Considering all the recent flight delays and cancellations a parent should be well prepared in advance to travel with an infant.
Airplane Booking Tips Book your flight way in advance and try to secure the bulkhead. You will likely be near the restrooms for quick diaper changes, and you should be able to request as secured bassinet on certain types of airplane equipment. Try to book your flight during your infant's naptime and stick to feeding routines. Avoid connecting flights and check for the shortest flight times. Purchase travel insurance; you never know if your child could come down with a cold or illnesses that would prevent them from traveling. We suggest booking a seat for the infant if you are taking an international flight. Avoid traveling during peak flying times such as holidays or periods of known inclement weather.