I still remember the flight. I was in college and there was a woman across the aisle from me with a baby. A baby who was crying. And screaming. And being incredibly difficult to control. You could tell the mother was doing everything she could to calm her baby, but to no avail.
And the guy sitting in front of me kept turning around and glaring at her. Just really obviously glaring. And making some comments. Eventually I said something to him – don’t remember what – and tried to be super nice to the mom who was obviously struggling.
Now…there have been other times when I’ve cringed when the screaming baby and mother have taken their seat behind me, so I’m no saint.
But…as Sarah and I prep for our first flight with Caleb in a little under one month, we are both slightly terrified about what the adventure will involve.
We are flying from Medford, OR to Salt Lake, and then on to O’Hare. Luckily the flights aren’t too long, but we didn’t pay for a seat for Caleb, so I’ll be holding him the whole time.
We’ve been reading around, asking for advice on Facebook, but also wanted to pose the question here: what works best when traveling with a 6-month? What keeps you sane when traveling with a baby?
If there are certain toys, gadgets, drugs(!), or anything else that helps, please share your wisdom with us. Thanks!