Thursday, May 19, 2011

Baby mama travel advice please!

Any moms out there have advice for traveling with an infant/toddler? My mom and I are taking a trip to NYC in a few weeks and I'm trying to figure out which direction to take. (no pun intended!) I stumbled across this nifty strap that attaches your toddler car seat to your rolling luggage. Anyone have one of these?

Right now Judah's still in an infant seat, but he's at 20lbs, so he'll be moving into a convertible seat soon. I was thinking about going ahead and getting the bigger car seat and using the strap to attach it to my luggage so we can get around the airport and then I'll be able to use the seat for the cab ride into the city.

Any well-traveled mamas out there have any advice for me? I'm kinda nervous about traveling with a 1 year old. I'm going to be "that person" on the plane with everyone praying he doesn't freak out and cry the entire hour long flight!


Michelle said...

Do you have a baby carrier (like an Ergo)? Honestly, I'd take the car seat he's used to (you don't want to be dealing with him not being used to or not liking the new one when you're on vacation) and check it when you check your bags. Bring (or borrow) a baby carrier to get through the airport.

As far as the plane goes, bring something for him to drink and a couple of NEW toys or books, snacks, etc. Anything to keep a baby happy on a plane...nobody will judge you for giving him chocolate or cookies or whatever he wants when you're flying!

Anonymous said...

Leslie I always checked the car seat and used an umbrella stroller in the airport.