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Holiday abroad with baby!!

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username12777 · 04/04/2022 22:21

Feeling very nervous taking our 5 month abroad soon! She is EBF and the flight is only 3.5 hours but can I have your best tips/tricks please

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reluctantbrit · 05/04/2022 10:18

Take more nappies than you think in your handluggage in case of delays.

At least two outfits for your baby and a top of you and your partner in case of throwing up/explosive nappies. Simple sleepsuits and a cardigan are comfy for the flight. Change just before boarding, changing in a plane toilet is not fun.

Muslin squares double as bibs

You can try and bf at start and landing but we also found that sucking on a sippy cup with bottled water bought after security works as well.

Take calpol/nurofen in your hand luggage.

If your baby has anything it relys on for sleeping, take it in your hand luggage.

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MissAmbrosia · 05/04/2022 11:22

Feed on take off and landing to help with ear pressure. Remember to put your calpol (less than 100ml) in a plastic bag, or buy it after security.

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LayTheTableMabel · 05/04/2022 22:15

Take spare clothes for you as well as baby.
Each full change for baby I put in a zippy bag with wetwipes, (almost finished packets are really useful) nappy and a flat Terry nappy to change baby on so it's just grab and change wherever whenever.
Big fan of breastfeeding for lift off and landing.
Wear baby in a sling if you can (so good for getting off and through security) even if you pram to the plane.
Have a few novel and a few familiar toys for them.
Try to relax and enjoy it 😉

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