If you follow me on Twitter, you might have read that we are going to Germany in six days to a) stay with my family and b) surprise my nan who is in hospital after a hip operation and has never met Amy. I can’t wait to see my family and spend time with them and Amy but I am also slightly panicking because going to Germany involves taking a plane.
Flying itself is not an issue, at least not for Ben and me, however we are taking a 5 month old baby this time and this is where things might become a bit tricky. Piles of luggage, long queues at check-in and security, waiting for boarding and an almost 2h long flight are bound to unsettle a normally relaxed baby. Also I don’t know how breastfeeding on a plane will work and I really don’t want to be sat on a plane with a baby that will cry or possibly even scream from take-off to landing.
Do you have any experience of flying with a baby? How did you cope and do you have any tips or secret techniques that relax us all and make the flight appear like 5 minutes?