1: Remember to take milk on board with you, they don’t serve any form of milk other then sachets on board. You are able to take liquids through for a baby, they will just get tested.
2: Make sure you have a tablet loaded with multiple programmes and films. Even though long haul flights have the screens built in, you’ll find your toddler will find it easier with a tablet and can play it out loud if they don’t like head phones.
3: Make sure you are loaded with lots of snacks they like, they may get a meal on board but you may find they may go off big portions of food when flying.
4: Be prepared with take off, it could hurt their little ears. A good way to avoid this is to get your baby to have a bottle on take off and landing or get them to have a small snack.
5: Have calpol sachets at the ready, flying could cause them to feel a little unwell and we all know calpol is a god send at the best of times.
6:Make sure they fly comfy, and have spare lighter clothes as it could get warm on the plane. Also be prepared for cold so maybe ensure you have a blanket for them.
7:Small toys are a good thing to have, my son loved playing with his mini figures and small cars on the small table.
8:If you are flying long haul try and get at least one of your family to get extra leg room seats, the baby can then sit on the floor and play (this is essential for long haul)
9: Try and keep calm, babies sense any sort of tension. If he starts crying don’t worry, the more you stress the more he will stress. Take the baby for a walk and maybe just explore the plane. Staff on board will usually help where possible!
10: Have fun, embrace every moment whether this be the first or 10th time flying! It’s an exiting adventure! Get talking to them about it before, show them planes on YouTube and point them in the sky. It will add that extra excitement to the journey!
Happy flying ✈️