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Tips for travel with 1 year old needed


sunshyne 1 | 2  
3 Apr 2008 /  #1
I am going to Poland at the end of May with my 12 month old and have never vacationed or flown with an infant on a plane. Does anyone have any tips??? We are flying on LOT airlines and their website doesn't have any information on requirements for infants. Should I bring a carseat??
Ranj 21 | 948  
3 Apr 2008 /  #2
A car seat will be good if you plan on driving a car.....as for the plane, it's also a good idea, if you bought your child a ticket.....usually, mothers of children that young just hold them on their lap (I believe the age limit is 18 months, but you should call the airline to make sure). Good luck:)
TheKruk 3 | 308  
4 Apr 2008 /  #3
They should provide a little basinette which is like a little bed/basket which they affix to the wall. They should also seat you near the wall part (I don't know what its called) maybe Bulkhead? I found the service on Lot while in flight is great. On the ground in Poland it sucks! I would bring the little car-seat carrier as it makes going through the airport easier and they will take anything you don't need from you as you board and give it back as you de-plane. Don't feel bad if your baby cries and some people get ruffled what can you do. Just be bold demand what your baby needs and don't worry if he yells a bit its what babies do. Generally flight attendants are very helpful. We have a two year old, now thats fun traveling!
Harry  
4 Apr 2008 /  #4
Don't feel bad if your baby cries and some people get ruffled what can you do. Just be bold demand what your baby needs and don't worry if he yells a bit its what babies do.

How selfish can you be?

I assume you wouldn't object if you were attacked by a Pitbull which has been mistreated by its meathead owner, it's what mistreated Pitbulls do.
VaFunkoolo 6 | 654  
4 Apr 2008 /  #5
The best place for crying babies is in the cupboard, with the spiders, where they belong
Harry  
4 Apr 2008 /  #6
I wouldn't go that far but I can't stand the kind of parents who just let their children scream in public; it's anti-social behaviour.
TheKruk 3 | 308  
4 Apr 2008 /  #7
I assume you wouldn't object if you were attacked by a Pitbull which has been mistreated by its meathead owner, it's what mistreated Pitbulls do.

Ok your logic is flawed. Do you have kids if not then you are not qualified to even respond.
Did I say "let your child cry the whole flight? No
The fact is most one year olds don't talk so he/she cant say "Dearest Mother my ears hurt because of the cabin pressure, might I have a cold drink so the swallow releives the pressure of my ears?" instead they cry.

Few people know how difficult it can be to travel with children. Once again I never advised to "let your baby scream for 9 hours while you read the Skymall, I said

don't worry if he yells a bit its what babies do

"A bit" in this context means "A little" Mr. Harry its not selfish at all.
I would love to see your parenting skills if you equate raising a child with raising a dog. As usual this forum full of negative people who don't read the whole post and simply love to nit-pick and find fault with everything so they can feel good about themselves by putting others down, hey just like a 2 year old. Next I guess you'll ignore my point and pick on my spelling or grammar or run on sentences or etc. So fukin boring.
Harry  
5 Apr 2008 /  #8
I would love to see your parenting skills if you equate raising a child with raising a dog.

If you can't raise a dog, the chances are that you can't raise a child.
shopgirl 6 | 928  
5 Apr 2008 /  #9
Before you go...make little diaper change kits for the diaper bag.

Take a small zip loc bag, put in a diaper, and another zip loc bag with a few wipes (the really small ones used for "snacks" are the perfect size for the wipes).

That way you don't have to lug the diaper bag into the teeny weeny restroom/closet on the plane. All the used items can go back into the ziploc for disposal.

Take a variety of snacks (Cheerios, pretzels, animal crackers) and some juice boxes that don't need refrigeration. Even if you take toys.....face it, for a toddler it's more fun to stand on mom's lap and look around at all those faces.

Good luck with your trip! :)
TheKruk 3 | 308  
5 Apr 2008 /  #10
If you can't raise a dog, the chances are that you can't raise a child.

Well you would think but its not always the case.
VaFunkoolo 6 | 654  
5 Apr 2008 /  #11
Do you have kids if not then you are not qualified to even respond.

Not having kids of one's own provides one with an unbiased and objective view of just how annoying they can be, especially other peoples'.
niceenuff!  
5 Apr 2008 /  #12
how annoying they can be

They can be when they constantly scream but we've all been one year olds and know that we can't help it :)

i blame the parents. No parent should be allowed to have children till they have at least been trained in how to bring up kids in a proper way :) Failing that give the kid a giant sized dummy dipped in something sweet or something that will knock them out.............LOL.

It's true, children should be seen and not heard ALWAYS !
TheKruk 3 | 308  
5 Apr 2008 /  #13
Not having kids of one's own provides one with an unbiased and objective view of just how annoying they can be, especially other peoples'.

total BS, You seem completely unbiased and objective. But read the top of the thread how is this helping the womabn who posed the question. If you can't help don't hurt. Weird how some people derive a sick pleasure in harming others behind the anonimity of the internet. Your saying rotten things about helpless children. The Nazi's had very effective ways of keeping infants quiet perhaps you would derive pleasure from seeing an infants head being bashed against the pavement, "there shut up you little brat" Admin please ban me forever! TheKruk flies away
OP sunshyne 1 | 2  
7 Apr 2008 /  #14
Thank you for all the excellent information and tips. We have been reading like crazy and are going to purchase the little cart for the carseat, it sounds great!! I'm not so nervous now and am feeling more confident. BTW, I would never let my child scream for any length of time that's just cruel. Cheers!!!
cjj - | 281  
8 Apr 2008 /  #15
Be prepared for screaming no matter what you do ... mine did. especially when it's time to put on the lapbelt and they don't want to ... There's not much you can do when they're that age - especially if they've got to the cranky stage. Appealing to their better nature can fall rather flat ...

toys .. .toys ... toys ... anything. every 5 minutes is a bonus ...

i'd put the carseat in hold luggage as it probably won't be any use on the plane (even if they let you take it on). Bassinets are only useful/provided while baby lies prone.

are you brining a pushchair? i've had horrible experiences trying to bring it to the plane steps - hoping to collect it immediately when disembarking (long story involving illness meant I couldn't carry my son). On a 3-stage flight it was lost relentlessly each time. I'd recommend a sling ... and wonder how these things all fit in with the current "very very few pieces of hand luggage" rules.

and you can't have enough wipes ...

and it's well-nigh impossible to change a baby in those toilets ... especially if there's anything evil in there. Plus, baby will remain dry *all through the flight* only to poop with rage once it's time to land :D

cluster with people who are also travelling with children - they;ve at least been there and understand the problems.

good luck
ShelleyS 14 | 2,893  
8 Apr 2008 /  #16
They should stick all the kids at the front of the plane...away those of us who want a quite peaceful flight!..(dose the brat up with Calpol before you get on the flight I hear that works).I had a head ache for two days when I arrived in Barcelona because of some fooking kid screaming all the way there - and not just screaming it was knelt up on the seat infront so it could actually scream in my face!!!!!!!!!!! & Im not even going to mention about the time we got diverted to Brum from Krakow and spent 4 hours on a coach with several smelly screaming kids!

As you can see folkes not only do I think suspected terrorists should be banned from flying i also think that kids should (under the age of 16)
miranda  
8 Apr 2008 /  #17
Be prepared for screaming no matter what you do ..

understandable. I am an adult and I find ot difficlut to sit on the plane for hours.

Then again, it may be OK for your kid.

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