I so enjoyed re-living our hiking adventures when I wrote my hiking kid carrier post, that I wanted to do the same with our baby’s first flight. Adventurous? Yep… Enjoyable? NO!
Gotta start by saying, yes, you’re about to read the true account of our first time flying with a baby. Each of these things happened to us… even that crazy final landing! But little Jack got through it just fine, thanks to good preparation (a first for me!) and packing the right things for baby’s first flight.
Okay, backing up… I obviously had a ton of questions about flying with an infant (on lap) for the first time. Like, how old does a baby have to be to fly? (Duh… zero years old.) What’s the best car seat for airplane travel? (Hint… almost all car seats are FAA approved.) Can I bring my own baby food on plane rides? (Yep.) Exactly what does a baby need to fly??? (Surprisingly, not much!)
Steev, the ever-dutiful father, gathered all the tips for flying with a baby, called the airline, and made a detailed packing list. But even after mad prep, our first air travel with baby was a complete disaster the ultimate comedy of errors! I mean, not so funny at the time… but looking back, it’s amusing that so many flight fails happened on the same trip….