I am certainly not an expert when it comes to traveling with babies and children! But I did learn a few things on our recent trip! I'm recording them now while they are still fresh in my mind. Maybe this will help me to remember later on! :-)
Next time we travel (this June, for my sister's wedding!), I plan to:
:::take a stroller. This will make things so much easier in the airport!
:::forget the laptop. I didn't use it enough to make lugging it through the airport worth its while!
:::get a bigger diaper bag. I have a small diaper bag I use for church, and the diaper bag I got from the hospital. The bag from the hospital is bigger, so that is what I used for travel. It worked perfectly when we traveled with a 6-week old who slept the entire time we were in the air! But when you start adding food, spoons, a sippy cup, toys, etc., it was just impossible to get things in and out. OK, not impossible, but a pain in the neck!
:::pack more chocolate. Seriously.
Now, you tell me! Any top secrets for perfectly happy babies while traveling?