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How to Travel With a Baby on a Plane

Summer is the perfect time to take that vacation you have been dreaming about! But every mom knows that traveling with babies can be a hassle, especially when you have to fly a long distance to your destination. To make things easier for you traveling moms out there, here’s everything you need to know when taking a baby with you on a long trip! 

What to Pack:

Having everything you and your baby might need in your carry-on is the easiest way to guarantee a smooth flight! Worried you might forget something? Here is a quick checklist of baby must-haves for the flight! 

  • Diapers (pack lots in case you get stuck somewhere along the way)
  • Wipes
  • A changing pad
  • A change of clothes for your baby
  • A change of clothes for you
  • A bib
  • Filled and empty bottles
  • A few ziplocks for emergencies
  • Pacifiers (or any soothing toy)
  • Snacks for you and your baby
  • Activities (favorite toys and books to keep your baby busy)
  • Infant acetaminophen or ibuprofen depending on what’s safe for your baby
  • Antibacterial wipes
  • Lightweight sling or carrier (in case your stroller gets misplaced)

And the most important thing is the bag to carry it all in! The BFF is the perfect bag for the airport. It has plenty of pockets and storage for all of your and your baby’s travel must-haves, and it will fit under the seat in front of you for quick access during the flight! It even has convertible straps so you can adjust how you carry it depending on which luggage you have with you.  

A Few Quick Tips for TSA:

TSA allows you to bring as much breast milk, formula or juice through security as you need, so feel free to pack more than the standard 3.7 ounces in your carry-on if your kiddo gets thirsty!

Pack larger items you won’t need like a breast pump in your checked bags to avoid the hassle of extra screenings. The Super Star Duffle can fit everything you might want once you land and more! 

Bring a copy of your baby’s birth certificate with you when you travel domestically and their passport for international travel! You never know when an airline might need to verify your child’s age, especially if your baby is going to fly on your lap. 

Time to Fly

Once you are on the plane, get ready to entertain! Playing with your baby’s favorite toys and games is a great way to keep them from getting antsy in their seat. Need a bag that will fit them all? The Super Be tote is a carry-all designed to catch any book or toy you throw in it! 

Once you land, grab your stroller from the gate where it should be waiting for you, and head out to your destination knowing that, no matter what, you handled traveling with a baby like a pro!