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Martha

Traveling with an Infant to Europe?

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I did the trip to England with one baby, and then later on with a toddler and a baby, alone (overnight flight, fully booked, with two seats between the three of us - which I wouldn't recommend). The first trip was when Katie was around 5 months old. The flight can be difficult if you have a child who won't go to sleep. If you are thinking of 'medicating' the baby so it will sleep make sure you try it out ahead of time (benedryl, gravol etc. made Katie bounce of the walls). It is better if there are two of you to take care of the baby on the flight.

 

I don't really have anything to add to the advice you have already been given except to say that as far as I know the airlines will ship a car seat for you and it is not included in your baggage allowance. Also you can keep a stroller right up until you board the plane and then they take it and stow it for you, then bring it out first so it is right there as you come off the plane.

 

I was lucky that in most cases I was going to visit family so I had them go shopping for me ahead of time and they met me at the airport so once I got there I didn't have to do too much.

 

A pacifier worked for my two for helping to clear the ears.

 

Have fun on your travels!

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