Saturday, April 07, 2007

Divine Intervention or just Luck?

So last night we decided to go out, since I haven't left the one mile radius surrounding our home since the little one was born. We put the baby in the stroller and hoped for the best. I figured I'd have to feed her while we were out, but we just hoped she wouldn't have a total melt down and start crying uncontrollably while we tried to book it home on the subway. So we went down to Urban Outfitters, got something to eat and even got some Cold Stone. We then headed home and to our utter amazement the little bean stayed asleep the whole time without making a peep until we got to our front doorstep. Yay! However, she payed us back by staying up until 1.

So here's a question for you moms--when did you brave your first trip on a plane with your baby? I'm thinking about a little trip by myself with the baby when she's about 4 months old. . . what do you think?

6 comments:

  1. Our first flight was at 5 months. Just me and El Guille. He was great! He liked looking at all the people and listening to the white noise on the plane. He nursed on take off and landing: no screaming, not even a peep. It was no sweat. We flew quite a bit until he was two. The worst flight was two and a half.

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  2. L & I first flew together (without dad) at 4 months old... she was also an angel- old enough that I knew what she needed if she cried, but young enough that she still slept a lot and didn't need constant stimulation like some infants a few months older might need... she nursed on take off and landing, as well, and on both flights there was an empty seat next to me, so she could hang out in her carseat. Take several changes of clothes in case of a blowout or two or three- LOTS of diapers and it will be FINE. At one point L was a little fussy and I was so stressed out cuz I didn't want to bother other passengers and a fellow mom leaned over and said, "Don't worry- you're really the only one who cares." That was soooo relieving!

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  3. At four months, I flew alone to SLC with my baby. He slept most of the way and/or nursed (which was somewhat tricky being on an aisle seat next to a strange man reading "Nights of Passion" or some such noble literature). When he cried, I just held him standing up in the back of the plane and talked to the stewardesses. It really wasn't bad at all.

    Going through security with the Baby Bjorn was pretty easy. They no longer make you unstrap the baby, so you have both of your hands to carry your boarding pass, slip off your shoes, etc.

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  4. You will be fine. I say do it. I have not flown yet with my little booger and I have no desire to do so because I get very nervous and anxious thinking about the other people on the plane who are not very understanding of kids. You will do fine. If all else fails and they wont stop crying, just stick her on the breast! Never fails!

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  5. I'm still way too scared to do the plane thing. At 5 1/2 mos, tt is somewhat unpredicatable when she will be unhappy. Not completely, but somewhat. Lots of folks do it and it's fine, so I can't tell you not to. I am a nervous flyer anyway, so I'm not ready to be the brave and capable mom at the same time. Although I am brave and capable in every other situation by now :) I think being a mom enhances and refines your natural talents and grows others you never knew were in you!

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  6. At four months Max and I flew from Maryland to CA alone. It was by far the easiest time we have flown. I say pack in as many flights as you can while they are still free!!!! The closer they get to toddler age the trickier it is to keep them busy.

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