Here are some tips to know when traveling on a plane with a infant
- Babies must be at least 7 days old to fly. (Some airlines allow younger infants with a doctor's written permission; others extend the minimum age up to 14 days or have additional restrictions.)
- Lap babies (under age 2)( I'm taking advantage of this)..They fly free on domestic flights, usually one per paying adult; you may need to present proof of age. This does save you MONEY, but it's important to note that babies riding airplanes are safest in government-approved car seat.
- Airline policies for families vary widely. Many rules, including whether to allow pre-boarding, are at the discretion of the gate agent. The best advice is to call ahead and ask the following questions, but be prepared for possible changes at the gate
- Also, you can bring on more than one bag on board when you have an infant (this will save on the price
- Children ages 2 and up must have a ticket for their own seat.
- You can check your stroller and usually car seat when you board and pick it up as you exit the plane. Car seat can be checked on the plane free of charge too.
- Bring a diaper bag filled with milk, juice, snacks and toys. Depending on your flight time, babies are still babies and need to eat and play
- You have to keep toodlers entertain. I usually sing songs, play hand games and even allow her to listen to her favorite songs on an IPOD
- Prepare a travel kits with first aid kit, antibacterial wipes, and clothing.