Sometime in the next coming months Eli will be taking his very first ride in a plane.
As someone who internally FREAKS THE HECK OUT, once inside that tiny tube 'o' death trap I am not thrilled about this at all. Luckily the flight won't be that long, so hopefully I can contain my freaking out for that amount of time.
Plus I plan on taking many, many drugs that morning.
I am a person who is never too prideful to ask for help, so I am coming to you today to ask for lots of help.
I am SO confused and overwhelmed about this whole traveling with a baby thing. I'm usually shaking like a leaf when I step aboard the tube trap, I can't imagine what it will be like stepping aboard with all the billions of baby things I'm picturing that we need. Plus the baby himself.
I get claustrophic on that thing plus it makes me motion sick and I almost puke every single time we take off and land. Direct flights ARE MY BEST FRIEND.
Because I'm already a nervous flyer (flier?) I'm hoping if I can figure out some of the baby things so I won't be as nervous about the flight.
So if you have traveled with a baby before, please help me with my questions:
THE FIRST ONE IS THE MOST IMPORTANT:
1. Have you checked a car seat before? - I have heard people say they checked their car seat just fine and then I have heard people say that their car seat got beat up by the flight people and it shouldn't be checked - I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT TO DO.
2. I recently found a company called Baby's Away that rents out baby supplies. Has anybody used them? Any stories to share?
3. I plan to take the umbrella stroller to use in the aiport. Is this the best way to accomodate a baby in the airport? Or should I just put him in my baby bjorn even though he is like 8 million pounds?
We plan to purcahse baby necessities (diapers, wipes, food, etc) when we get to our desitatnion so that we won't be carrying all that with us.
Any other advice for a STRESSED OUT TRAVELIN' MAMA!?!?!
P.S. Sorry about all the CAPS. I've never claimed I'm not dramatic.