awmommy said: this is going to be me.. east coast flight 5 hrs there 6 return.lap babies… eek. any tips would be appreciated!
Ok so we had pretty horrid plane experiences this trip and the first thing that we decided was: Any trip that involves air travel has to be at least 7 nights long to make the whole ordeal worth it.
It was honestly terrible. The long flight on the way there we were exhausted from only getting a few hours of sleep and the whole airport debacle, plus we were bickering over other things.. so I would recommend getting good rest before your trip and being on good terms with your travel partner!
When you fly with 2 lap babies you are not supposed to be allowed to sit in the same row because there will not be enough oxygen masks for everyone in the case of an emergency. On the way home we did sit together on both flights because one flight was full and no one wanted to switch seats to work it out, and the other flight was not full so we had an empty seat in a row of 3 so there were enough masks. From this I learned: Do not pack all the snacks/entertainment in one bag. Each adult should have snacks and entertainment for the baby that they are assigned. Download ALL the fisher price apps to your phone and make sure that your phone is FULLY charged.
We originally planned on not checking our carry on bags, this proved to be too ambitious. It was too hard to each push a stroller and roll around a bag and carry a bag each. Just pay the extra money to check all your luggage and save yourself the hassle.
I hope that this helps!