Tomorrow Max will be cruising at 30,000 feet over the Midwest as he flies from Wichita to Chicago. This will be a first for him and certainly not the last since Mommy and Daddy travel quite frequently. It is a good first flight for us since we do not have to change planes, it’s a short flight, and we have family at both ends. In preparation for the flight I have acquired a few things that I think will make the flight and the weekend vacation go smoothly.
By doing this I can leave the Chicco Stroller behind which is the larger more bulky stroller. The Chicco car seat snaps into this smaller stroller which is better for transporting, cabs, etc. Also, the Snap ‘N Go has a larger basket underneath that is fully accessible from the front. The Snap ‘N Go also has a handle for easy carrying and I got it for 20% off at Babies R Us for a grand total of $56. Awesome.
We did not book a seat for Max on the plane so we are doing the “Infant In Arms” thing. This means the car seat has to go under the plane or overhead. Since every plane out of Wichita to Chicago is a tiny tin can with wings the overhead space sucks…which means the seat has to get gate checked with the stroller. I don’t want germs, dirt, and whatever else touching that seat so I purchased the Airport Gate Check Stroller Bag. This thing is about 5″x7″ and 2″ thick when stored into it’s little zipper pouch. Unfolded it is big enough for 2 strollers and the car seat! Sweet!
Kate has been pumping and has put together a few bottles for the trip which is great. We are planning on feeding him during takeoff and landing to help with the pressure change in his ears. I’m Sherpa Dad and carrying everything.
Though it is a direct flight we are checking out luggage, I’m excited to test out my new eBags Mother Lode TLS Junior 25″. It will be my new travel bag for business. I am not taking a carry on so I can carry Max, strollers, seats, etc. In the diaper bag we have all the necessary stuff such as the changing pad, diapers, wipes, butt paste, burping rags, change of clothes, plastic bags, etc. Is there anything people recommend? Any tips? I greatly appreciate it.