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If possible, look for empty planes - half week planes are usually quiet and faster to get on, with the added benefit that your baby will probably sleep through much of the afternoons. Avoid peak hours and planning your itinerary to the airports in advance; it may be better to arrive early and unwind at the airports than to be confronted with congested mass transit and delayed service.
Include extra in your itinerary - you don't want to run through the slopes with two arm loads of baby gear and a stressful child at the beginning of your journey. Before boarding, please inspect your airline's luggage limitations - especially for products such as baby carriages and seat covers (see below) - to prevent trouble at the gates.
Be careful when planning your carry-on baggage - you need enough feed and transfer gear for the trip itself and for the period at the terminal. Bottle and baby foods are allowed in carry-on baggage - but be sure to test the bottle and jar sizes before packaging.
Do you want one or two seats? Toddlers under 2 don't have to book a spare ticket, but you'll find that reserving an additional ticket gives you precious room and makes the trip simpler for both of you. As soon as your baby gets up, he may want his own pad for the trip.
A number of carriers offer their own baby safety chairs; or another way is to take your own forward looking vehicle with you. Ask your carrier for information on vehicle seating - in general, five-point belts must be fitted to the seating, match the size of the airplane and can be secured with the pelvic belt. Meanwhile, for kids over one year of age, many carriers will allow the use of the AmSafe Baby Aviation Restraint System (CARES), a convenient piece of equipment that conveniently slips into your carry-on baggage and can be used instead of a vehicle safety chair.
Ensure you have everything you need for the trip at your fingertips, in as light and carryable a shape as possible. Additional options include towels or towels for use after the change and energized refreshments for you! Make a reservation when reserving your seating near the back of the aircraft - these places usually fill up last, so if you are reserved on a smooth ride (see above) you have a better shot at empty places around you.
The rear seat is also nearer to the toilets, and hopefully you should be able to get off at the end of your trip. When your baby is old enough to be sitting on the ground and playing, ask for front seat (bulkhead) - these are the front seat of each cubicle with additional room on the ground so you can extend and bang your baby.
Handicapped persons have precedence over compartment seatings, which may not always be available. In case of illness, have an air pouch and a chiffon towel ready; if your baby has a hint of vomit, ask the flight crew to help you clean up (usually a set of disinfectants is on board).
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