Flying with a baby. Lord, help me. I planned 4 solo flights with Reegan, within a 2 week period. Short ones. But, still. Sure, I have flown with a baby before. Once. When she was barely 2 months old. And with my husband’s help. But now with a wiggly, opinionated 6 month old? Oh buddy!
The hardest part in the preparation was packing my carry on’s. What would I need at the airport to save us from epic melt downs and trauma? I am the self proclaimed worst packer ever. I brought over SEVEN pairs of high heels on our honeymoon and didn’t use one pair. I pack a 50 pound bag for a weekend. For just me! I carry 2 carry on’s every single time I travel. My “What If” list in my head is SO long. So, when Jeff let me know that I needed to condensed me and Reegs’ things into one suitcase for a 2 week trip… deep breaths. Add in walking through airports with a baby, a stroller, a car seat, and a carry on. Prayers.
But I did it. And honestly… it was not as bad as I thought it was going to be. Reegan was well mannered. There were multiple hiccups with airport personal making me take the stroller apart and not giving me enough bag tags, but thanks to the ring sling we managed.
Wear A Backpack!
Under the Stroller
Under the stroller, I put a zipper pouch with extras. When the stroller gets folded up and placed in it’s travel bag, this pouch goes with it. This bag is there incase your flight gets delayed or sh*t hits the fan.
The Suitcase Situation
I’ll be doing a suitcase post separately because it was SO hard to fit us both into 1 suitcase for a 2 week period. But I did it. It’s all about being real with yourself and not packing a fashion show.
WIW on the flight!
What Reegan Wore
If you follow me on SnapChat (or now Instagram Stories?!) you know that I had a major annoyance with SheIn. But they redeemed themselves. For one they made my returns so easy. And then this striped shirt came, and I am living in it. It’s so soft. For the low pricing you may be taking a risk, but you’ll only lose shipping costs. So, I order a bunch at once and then send back what doesn’t work. I’ll keep you up to date with great finds like this one!
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