The nursing momma's what to
pack when traveling with an infant
Traveling with a little bean can be stressful so pack and plan ahead as best you can to reduce your stress levels and keep everyone, including you, happy and calm.
Pack twice as many snacks as you think you will need. Include soft puffs for early eaters, trail mix and string cheese. Lactation muffins are also super tasty and you can share them with littles. Get as many free water bottles or glasses of water as you can while flying. Just keep asking and keep drinking. Especially true for nursing moms who need a lot of water. I drank so much water on a plane from Seattle to home recently that the lady stopped asking me.
Wear a comfortable nursing top and do not get carried away with layers, which you may forget on the plane or that will overheat you. Wear yoga pants or leggings so you can easily bend and pick up the many items and kids you will be tending all day while traveling.
Bring a small bottle of hand lotion and chap stick to keep your skin happy in bad air and travel stress. If you want your own travel friendly homemade balm, mix together rosehip seed oil, almond oil and castor oil. Pour the oils into a little bottle and rub on your hands after washing, face for a refresh and baby's butt after a diaper change.
Rosehip seed oil adds a bit of a pinkish glow over time to help you look rested and ready for your trip when you get out of the airport. Castor oil helps heal sore diaper skin or cracked knuckles. Almond oil is a light, easy moisturizer for traveling in drying air.
Bring toys to keep your little human occupied but be prepared to babywear and wander up and down the aisle. Pack enough blankets for baby and to use if he spits up a lot like my son did. Wearing your baby, I have an ergo I love, will save your sore arms and back. Plus, it will help keep the little gummybear calm if you can hold them close and walk around.