So we finally flew with our 12+ months daughter and now we are experts! Hahaha, ohhhh I needed a laugh. We did it, we will do it again and here is the information for future me (or now you, whoever you are).
International Long Haul Flights with our crawling daughter :
On the way to the U.S. there were three adults (myself and my parents) for the long journey. We took a day flight, which meant a 3 am start to our day consisting of :
Peaches was fantastic! I figured it would be a horribly long journey and had no real rules set up for either of us. Carried plenty of snacks, let her nurse on demand (including takeoff and landing), let her nap when she wanted, let her explore her limited surroundings almost unfettered and let her crawl to her heart's content before boarding. She acted like it was all a treat - thank goodness!
International Long Haul Flights with our walking daughter :
On the way to the U.K. it was just my husband and me this time. We took an afternoon flight, which meant a normal start to the day consisting of :
Peaches, again, I cannot complain - she was a real trooper! It was crowded, very warm and this time around there was no extra seating. We weren’t as prepared for meals this time around, so we spent a fortune on airport sandwiches. She nursed, slept, snacked or fussed for the duration of both flights. No major incidents to report, just a solid little traveler.
Next time, we the adults, really need to be prepared for meals on connection flights. It is fine when we are connecting through a major airport but most of the time, it is a rinky-dink operation. I cannot in good conscience pay another $20 for a crappy sandwich, so :
Unless someone wants to fly us First Class.
Not an instructional blog but the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth - so help me Mom.