What to Pack: for the PLANE

Wondering what to bring on board?  Get plane ready with these items to bring on the flight!

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FOR THE PLANE:

 

SNACKS

 

  • Water Bottles
  • Juice (less than 3.5 oz)
  • Pretzels
  • Cheese
  • Grapes
  • Granola Bars
  • Nuts & Dried Fruit

 

CLEAN-UP STUFF

 

  • Paper towels
  • Plastic bags/ Ziploc Bags
  • Change of clothes
  • Wet Wipes
  • Tissues
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Two spare plastic grocery bags for diaper disposal

 

ENTERTAINMENT

 

  • Coloring books/ crayons
  • Books
  • Travel toys & games
  • iPod/ iPad/ DS
  • One mom suggests "one book or magazine or kindle only: enough so you don’t get bored if she sleeps the whole time, but it doesn’t waste space."

 

VALUABLES

 

  •  Camera
  • Charger
  • Wallet
  • Cell Phone
  • Charger
  • Computer

 

PAPERWORK

 

  • Flight Itinerary/Receipt
  • Passports
  • ID

 

 FOR YOU:

 

  • Maternity / other pants that don’t have zippers, snaps. - especially if you are wearing her, easier to get in and out of
  • A change of shirt for you - in case baby pukes on you, you do NOT want to have to smell vomit the whole way.

 

MONEY

TICKETS

GEAR

 

FOR BABY:

  • Baby carrier. "Consider wearing baby through security even if you plan on having the stroller.  I thought it was easier to be hands free. You have to carry her through anyways, so might as well have her strapped to you.  Depending on how much you are carrying wear her onto the plane as well.  They may make you take baby off for takeoff and landing - depends on the stewardess.
  • I've heard that if there is an extra seat they will let you take car seat even if you haven't paid for it.  So try to put you and your partner one seat apart in the three across.  If that seat stays empty they might let you take the car seat.  If not you can gate check it.  We brought a laundry bag and put it around the carseat to keep it clean.
  • When our daughter was little I wore he Ktan -she snuggled in - i would still do that for a long flight as it's where she sleeps best.  A structured carrier like an Ergo is nice though because you can take it on and off without disturbing baby as much.
  • Enough diapers & wipes that if you get dumped off someplace, it’s not an emergency. - I do 8-10 diaps
  • Blanket for baby - Planes can be so chilly!
  • I got a travel boppy.  It was worth the space.  Our daughter lounged on it and it made it a LOT easier to nurse.
    Bring a small toy or two for baby to look at.

 

Other tips:

"Drink a lot of water the day before so you are well-hydrated!"

"Don’t stress; just prepare.  My friend gave me this advice and it was good.  Very little that you are going to do is going to make a difference in whether it's a good flight or a bad one - so prepare but don't worry too much."

MORE CHECKLISTS TO CHECK OUT:

 

WHAT TO DO BEFORE YOUR TRAVEL

WHAT TO PACK: KIDS

WHAT TO PACK: PARENTS

WHAT TO PACK: GAMES

 

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