July 01, 2022
Read on for some air-travel travel tips from me — Nurse Practitioner, co-founder of NAPS, and most importantly mom of 3 — who successfully(-ish) managed my first plane trip when my first baby girl was just 6 weeks old. It’s all in the prep, honestly. Prep is what will let you handle any hiccups…and there will be hiccups!
Prep and packing:
Contrary to what your brain is telling you, you don’t need to pack everything! Leave the kitchen sink (and baby tub) at home, and source what you can at your destination. Here’s what I recommend:
Big gear is good to rent on arrival, but there are some things you shouldn’t leave home without. These are things you can pack in your checked bag (you probably won’t need them for the journey itself), but you don’t want to try to buy them when you get there. For instance:
Take some time to carefully consider your carry-on provisions - seriously! Having the right contents of this bag can provide for smooth sailing or a rough take-off!
Navigating the airport:
Liquids, important liquids:
On the plane:
Best of luck to ya and try to have fun with it all! What’s the saying, it’s not the destination, it’s the journey?
About the Author
Emily Silver is a Family Nurse Practitioner and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC). She is also a co-founder of NAPS. NAPS supports women throughout pregnancy and up through early childhood with an in-depth online learning platform, Nurture by NAPS, a wide array of virtual classes and consultations and even in-home lactation and nursing care.
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