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#1 of 12 Old 08-12-2009, 02:59 PM - Thead Starter
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So in November I we will be going to New Mexico to visit the inlaws. All I need to take is a car seat since they have everything at their house for Jerren. They got one airplane ticket for me...so the question is does he just stay in my lap the whole time?

I also going alone, no help from someone else since the hubby won't be here, I have never flew with a infant so I don't know what the heck to do....soooooooooooo does anyone have any tips?
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Here is the guidelines/tips from TSA:

http://www.tsa.gov/travelers/airtrav...ren/index.shtm
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I have flown with Kate when she was 6 months. I carried her on my lap but truthfully you really should get him his own seat and use his carseat on flight. It will make the flight much easier (assuming your seat is FAA approved) If you don't buy hima seat you can always check when you get there and GATE CHECK his seat (don't put it through regular luggage! ) If there is enough room they may let you get a seat right next to you and use his seat on flight.

I'm not sure how long of a flight it is but I've done it on 3.5 hour flights and hour long flights and I prefer my kids to have their own seat.
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I think it is only about 2 hours at the most.

I would have bought a seat but the MIL is the one that bought my ticket.
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Should I book an airplane seat for my child? | BabyCenter

wow, some people try to freak other people out!
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I flew from arizona to san jose, 2 1/2 hour flight. i held her on my lap. she did good. but that was almost 2 years ago. i am unsure if airline polices have been changed. what part of new mexico are you visiting?
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wow ok, I am not going to new mexico!~ Oh my I need some much needed sleep!!!! I am going to Phoenix.
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You get a seperate chair for new borns or infants in the aeroplanes right in front of your seat. And it is quite comfortable. Just that you have to speak to the airlines people early as they have only 4 to 6 of those chairs available.
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The more is better approach is usually wise advice. When packing for a trip, it is better to have a few extra outfits and diapers than to be stuck in a car or airplane with a stinky baby. Remember to pack clothes for different kinds of weather. Even if you are traveling to somewhere warm, you don't want to risk an unexpected weather change making your baby uncomfortable.
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Honestly, until he got older, it was easier to have B in my lap. I wore him in a sling/wrap through security, he nursed on take off and and slept through the slight and landing. I packed two extra outfits and like 7 diapers. No bottles here (breastfed baby)
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We're flying with our baby for the first time next week, we're going on vacation to Barcelona, then Lisabon, then Madrid (we live in France, so our longest flight will be 2 hrs). We're really looking forward to the vacation, but I am also worried about the flight, mainly because of the stroller. Our son is going to be six months old next week and we were hoping to buy one of those umbrella strollers, the ones that you can open and close easily, that are light and allowed all the way to the plane. However, I saw on many internet sites that those strollers aren't appropriate for children under the age of 9 months, and our son still doesn't sit up on his own. Plus, if he isn't turned towards us while we are outside, he gets scared.
So now we have to travel with a 12kg Quinny Buzz stroller, we have to hand it in with the luggage and I'm afraid that it will get dirty (I will have to buy cellophane to wrap up the seat). It's going to be a nightmare fitting it in a cab along with our luggage. But, it will be better for the long strolls that we plan to take in the cities we are visiting.
As far as the airport and the plane go, we'll put him in a baby carrier and travel armed with a few diapers and some formula. I just hope that they won't make me throw out a fruit mousse at the airport security check!
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Xenia ~ There are actually some nice umbrella strollers that recline. They can be a little more expensive than the typical ones but you also get some other nice features with that price including raised handles for more comfortable pushing and baskets underneath. This one - Dream on Me Deluxe Stroller - Cookie's - is a more reasonably priced one.
AND, if you use one of those inserts for a carseat Walmart.com: GoldBug - 2-in-1 Infant Head Support, Pink/ Grey: Car Seats, his head and neck will be even more supported.

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