What I’m Packing For The Plane (Tell Me What I’m Missing)

Off we go into the wild blue yonder.
  • Moby (or the Ergo, haven’t decided yet)
  • Diapers
  • Wipes
  • Burp cloths
  • Blanket
  • Swaddle
  • changing pad
  • Change of clothes
  • damp washcloth in plastic baggie (heard this helps keep their nasal passages moist)
  • Camilia
  • Rescue Remedy
  • Nursing Cover-up
  • ipod
  • iphone
  • wallet (so I can buy drinks for neighboring passengers if Ian melts down)
  • Boppy? This may be too bulky but I was thinking a pillow might be nice support for me…
  • Baby Motrin (just in case teething pain gets really bad)
  • couple toys
  • hair tie

What am I forgetting?

Also planning to bring the Bob stroller, which means I’ll be juggling that mother through security as well and yes, I’m traveling alone. Is this just stupid? Depending on his mood, having the stroller could either be a godsend or pointless…he’s not a predictable baby when it comes to the stroller or the carriers. Sometimes he loves them, sometimes he hates them.

So nervous. It’s a 5:45am flight so I’m hoping maybe there will be an empty middle seat somewhere and the attendants can move me. I’ve heard of people buying a seat for their infant but Jesus F’ing Christ who has an extra $500 to blow on that?! If I did I’d be knocked up again already.

4 comments on “What I’m Packing For The Plane (Tell Me What I’m Missing)

  1. I traveled with Quinn (by myself) several times when he was a baby. Your list looks good and I agree, the boppy would be nice but it is bulky. Would anyone have one you could borrow when you get to your destination? I use(d) my ergo everywhere! It might be easier on and off, just wondering if the airport folks will make you unwrap the moby as you’re going through security? I like taking a stroller, it can double as a carry-all-your-stuff if you’re carrying Ian. You might want to check with your airline… I just heard there is an airline that is not allowing strollers through to boarding (you would have to check it). I liked early flights for one reason… Quinn would be so tired by the time we got to the airport, through security, and on the flight that I would breastfeed him at take off (to help with cabin pressure) he’d pass out for most of the flight. Not sure how long your flight is but I don’t see baby food on there (can’t remember is Ian is eating solids yet). Let me know if you have any questions. Happy Travels!

    • Thanks, Kel! Right now Ian’s hips aren’t comfy in the Ergo, which is why the Moby won out. I’m sure I’ll have to unwrap for security. And I just checked Delta, and they seem to be letting folks check their strollers at the gate still. American is the only poop face airline that’s making mamas check strollers with luggage.

  2. Mandy, how long is your flight? Don’t forget there is a lot to juggle so you need to eliminate things that can serve double purpose. The Boppy, oh no…you can roll up enough cotton blankies to support you and Ian, if needed. Plus these blankies can serve as your cover up for feeding Ian. Bring a couple of those and some swaddles and you’ll be good. You only need one big messenger bag to serve your purpose of diaper bag/ handbag for you.

    BTW- don’t forget your chargers for your iPhone/iPod, those need to be in your bag unless you are only taking a puddle jumper somewhere. Plus some eyedrops and lotion, so you are not getting dried up…food service will give you plenty of water & I might stash a few KIND bars, tho.

    As for BOB, if you don’t need it and can manage well enough with the Ergo and your bag….then it’s one less BIG thing to worry about. BUT if you do need it-thank goodness you’re on the 1st flight out in the morning, so there’s PLENTY of time for you to pre-board before all the business flyers get on.
    Just remember take as much as you can manage with Ian by yourself, it’s like “take only as much luggage as you can carry on your own” mantra. You’ll be glad you did.

    AND you don’t want to be one of those moms everyone is looking at and thinking “was she crazy to bring all that stuff/”
    Good luck and bon voyage! Hope you are going somewhere fun!

    Erika’s mom and Mila’s Jujy

    • Thank you, Julie! The flight is four hours. Good idea on blankets-no Boppy! I’m still torn about the Bob, because it will be so nice to have with my parents…

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