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Flying with a Baby
All Things Air Travel
All Things Air Travel
Few words can be more panic inducing than flying with a baby. Just the idea of being that parent on a plane with the wailing toddler that won’t calm down is enough to deter many a parent from traveling with a baby. But then we find ourselves having to travel whether it is for work, for family or for fun and we desperately have to figure out how to fly with a baby. Luckily, thousands of Club Bébé Voyage members have successfully pulled this off and are willing to share their experiences and tips for flying with a baby.
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Club Bébé Voyage members have done everything from flying with an infant to flying with a toddler with medical complications and have survived. And perhaps because they know how tough it is, they are more than willing to with their questions whether it’s the airplane car seat debacle or the age old airplane bassinet conundrum.
One thing members love sharing is what they discover in airports which actually makes you want to fly baby all around the world.
Let the Experts Give You Tips on Flying with a Baby
Even More About How to Survive a Flight with a Baby From the Experts
We’ve all been on flights with screaming babies and, in our pre-baby days, probably thought, “Can’t that parent just do something to get the baby to stop crying?” And now that we’re the ones with the baby we don’t want to be that parent, the one that is getting death stares from the other passengers because their crying baby is preventing them from getting any sleep.
This is enough to deter most parents from flying with a baby, but for the Bébé Voyage tribe, not traveling is not an option. So aside from making sure that you and your baby are healthy and calm during your travels, Bébé Voyage has compiled for you the wisdom of our members on how to keep your child on a plane entertained or at the very least distracted… with minimal disturbance to other passengers.
Check out our Airport Map to find out which airports and terminals have family friendly amenities like play areas, family lines at security, complimentary strollers for the airport, nursing rooms, family bathrooms and more. We’ve even had members route their layovers through particularly family friendly airports just for a bit of peace of mind and fun while flying with kids. The Bébé Voyage is truly a treasure trove of community powered information sharing.
Getting through the airport can be particularly frustrating for families. That is why Bébé Voyage supported the passage of the BABES Act which requires all TSA agents as security checkpoint in US airports to receive better training in how to handle breast milk and families flying with liquids for their babies. Security and airline liquid restrictions are confusing and often come down to the good will of the particular person you are interacting with.
Flying with a car seat is another challenge that Bébé Voyage members come across because the rules (and their enforcement) vary widely from airline to airline and airport to airport. Again a lot depends on the particular person at check-in, security and the gate. Bébé Voyage will soon be developing resources to help families flying with children navigate this constantly changing landscape.