Age for Infant Travel – How Young is Too Young?

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  1. Natalie says:

    Having just had a baby in mid-November, I cannot fathom packing, getting to the airport, and putting myself on a plane right after I gave birth. Major props to new moms who can, but I could barely walk from my bed to the kitchen for two weeks post-birth (and those pre-pregnancy jeans just made me cry if I looked at them, so that definitely wasn’t happening either!). It’s definitely up to whenever the parents think they can handle a newborn and a flight, but we’re holding off until our son is about 6 months old for her first flight–I’ll still worry about the germs and the noise and such, but he’ll be a little hardier at that point, so hopefully, he’ll be able to handle everything that comes with air travel!

    • NatalieTanner says:

      My experience was like yours….no way was I flying that soon! But clearly some people do? They are just younger/hardier/tougher than I!! 🙂 I was afraid to even look at my pre pregnancy jeans for a while….. Happy travels with your son when he is ready! What fun you’ll have!

  2. I was just having this conversation with someone yesterday. Before kids I would have said that traveling with a baby is crazy! Now, I think anything younger then 6 months is awesome. 6months to 2 years is the hardest and anything above that gets better.

    • NatalieTanner says:

      The wiggle worm age is a tough one! I was flying back from NYC just yesterday and a dad was walking the aisle with his little who was squealing with delight to ‘walk’ up and down the aisle holding on to his hands. The dad’s back had to ache – we’ve all been there with the kiddo who is learning to walk. But….the baby’s utter delight with himself ‘walking’ was such a joy to witness. 🙂

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