Some Important Tips to Fly With Your Baby/Toddler During the COVID-19 Pandemic
We have often heard that flying with a baby is not an easy task. We have to do lots of planning in advance for making our journey more relaxing and think of unique ways to keep them engaged.
As a parent, it can be a daunting task, especially if it’s your first time flying with a baby, and in parallel, making sure you have everything you need, to keep your little one happy and you have a comfortable flight too. So here I just want to kick off your stress.
Check out some tips here:
- The most important is baby food. Planning your baby’s meal in advance will reduce half of your stress.
- If your child is more than 2-years-old, then plan wisely because liquid food (more than 100ml, that too in a single bottle) is not allowed in cabin luggage even in your diaper bag.
- Book the flight according to your baby’s sleeping routine. I preferred the night flight because I knew she’ll sleep the whole night.
- If your baby is under 1 year of age, you can choose a flight which has the facility of a bassinet.
- Always choose the front seat so that your baby or toddler can get enough space to play or walk.
- Carry some of your baby’s favourite toys to engage them, or most of the international flights do have the facility of an in-house TV. So you can choose those flights after some basic research about the facilities.
- Take diaper bag essential like wipes, diapers, extra clothes, sweaters, baby sipper, bottle, formula milk, some fruits like grapes or whatever your baby eats.
- Take some ziplock plastics with you so you can keep the waste in them.
And there are no specific guidelines for kids that are related to COVID-19. So just take care of your child and don’t let them touch anything. Sanitise your hands or wash them properly in the gap of half an hour. Don’t use the same mask for so long, keep changing. And use a surface spray before sitting anywhere.
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