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Taking 7 month old abroad

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Firstbaby1234 · 21/03/2022 14:45

Me and my partner are booking a holiday to spain and my son will be 7 months old at the time.

I am stressing on what’s best to do in the airport with his formula.

Do I take some with me in my hand luggage? Do order on boots and pick up in the airport?

Can I have some ideas of what other people did? Thanks!

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Lazypuppy · 21/03/2022 14:50

We just took aptamil ready made cartons/bottles, enough for the flight out in my hand luggage and rest in a suitcase

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lilahbelle · 21/03/2022 14:58

We went to Spain when DS was almost 7 months, it was actually fine!

He was on milk that didn't come premade and couldn't be made up in advance. I used one of the mam formula dispenser tubs and measured out enough for 3 feeds, then packed a full tub of formula in our hold bag. I took a small amount of cool boiled water in each bottle and an empty flask, and when we got through security I asked for the flask to be filled with boiling water at Starbucks. Then I was able to make up feeds as and when he needed it while we were travelling.

He was weaned by then so I also brought snacks for him and that got us to our hotel!

Premade cartons are easier if your formula comes in them! You aren't limited to a certain amount in hand luggage if it's for a baby.

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Qwill · 21/03/2022 15:10

It’s the best age to go! They can have a checked in bag so I packed one with readymade cartons and some of the Ella pouches in case we didn’t feel like cooking for them. We took enough for the whole week. I packed enough for two days in hand luggage in case of delays and it was fine. We’ve done this on loads of holiday and it’s been really easy.

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Firstbaby1234 · 21/03/2022 15:13

Thanks for the replies.

I was wondering how you would make the bottles up, I didn’t know you were allowed to take a flask with water in through security! My son only drinks his milk warm so the pre made cartons are good but I would still have to put them in boiling water to warm up :(

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lilahbelle · 21/03/2022 15:48

I took an empty flask through security and filled it airside, nothing was questioned! I think it's fine to take it full though, I just didn't want to risk it.

If you just need to warm a carton up I'd just ask for hot water in a cafe once you're through security

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Qwill · 21/03/2022 15:49

We couldn’t take any water through, but you can fill up the other side of security. They can give you hot water on the plane too for warming things.

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Qwill · 21/03/2022 15:51

We used mam bottles so you can’t dunk them in hot water. I used to give them expressed milk straight from the fridge and they didn’t bat an eyelid, although we did start that from a few weeks in. Glad we did as it made things a lot easier!

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Firstbaby1234 · 21/03/2022 16:17

Maybe I’ll try the empty flask then!

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