We travel quite a bit, and adding a baby to the mix definitely adds a new element. For airplane travel with a newborn, believe it or not, this was the easiest time for travel for us. Between 0-6 months, our baby would be fed, then fall asleep for the remainder of the flight. From 6-12 months, not one minute of sleep on the plane. Below are the travel essentials.
Baby K’Tan– for when your baby is small enough that a stroller is not needed. Excellent for getting through the airport and boarding the airplane.
Travel Stroller– I love this stroller so much! The Baby Jogger City Mini 2 is the version that we got, and I love it for a variety of reasons. 1. It is super easy to fold and open, like insanely easy. 2. The wheels do not have tires, meaning they will not pop, 3. The Velcro windows in the canopy allow for ideal viewing of your baby as you stroll. 4. It is much more compact than a jogging stroller, like the BOB, so it is much easier to load into your car, and slim enough to store in a restaurant.
For your diaper bag- a soft book and a travel teether are good to have on hand. If your baby likes pacifiers, a WubbaNub pacifier is great to travel with- it is easier to grab if it falls out of your baby’s mouth, and less likely to roll to a neighboring seat or row.