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Old 03-09-2005, 09:32 AM   #1
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Travelling Transatlantic with a 5 month old

Just wondering if anyone has any experiencing travelling on a long flight with a little one??? My daughter who will be 5 months in May and I are going to fly from Michigan to Germany.. the flight is around 9 hours... wondering how you deal with diaper changes in those little bathrooms and feeding with bottles etc?? will they keep them cold and heat them up for you?? anything else I should know??? Thanks in advance...
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Old 03-09-2005, 09:56 AM   #2
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Re: Travelling Transatlantic with a 5 month old

When flying with my little one, I know they asked if I had any bottles I wated put in the fridge and they told me they could heat them up in hot water. Changing her was a major pain in the butt! I took a change pad and put it on top of the toilet seat, and changed her there. One flight I swear she pooped on purpose 25 minutes before landing, so I had to change her in the little bathroom and couldn't wait till we got to the airport . The flight attendents on every flight (6 so far) were great though, they always (if possible of course) tried to make sure we had an empty seat next to DH and I for extra room, and offered pillows to lie her on my lap with when she was sleeping.

The best piece of advice I had gotten though was to make sure they keep a breast/bottle/pacifier in their mouths for take off and landing. That way their little ears won't pop and it saves a lot of fussing.

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Old 03-09-2005, 10:04 AM   #3
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Re: Travelling Transatlantic with a 5 month old

Also we brought along a couple Ready Made formula can just in case.

 
Old 03-09-2005, 01:57 PM   #4
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Re: Travelling Transatlantic with a 5 month old

Thanks for the info... that tip about the pacifier for landing and take off is great.. I will remember that one.. so it sounds like changing her is going to be hassle.. I just hope she sleeps the whole flight ..
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Old 03-09-2005, 02:33 PM   #5
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Re: Travelling Transatlantic with a 5 month old

I just wanted to also say thanks for the travelling tips. I am due to give birth in September and will be travelling back to the States in December with the baby. My husband and I are hoping the trip goes smoothly.

 
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Re: Travelling Transatlantic with a 5 month old

I did this with a 7-month-old. Definitely the main problem was the embarassment when she pooped. I found that changing her was easiest if I sat on the toilet and laid her on my lap facing me.

I was nursing, so that eliminated the problems of formula and heating/keeping cool. Definitely have the baby sucking on something during takeoff and landing.

 
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