Taking a trip with a baby to Las Vegas, Nevada may seem like a crazy idea. At least that is what I was told when I took Baby A to Las Vegas in July. Last year my husband surprised me with a trip to Las Vegas for our wedding anniversary. I had such a fun time once we got to Las Vegas. There is just so much stuff to do and we had so little time to do it all with having been put on standby at the airport.When we arrived in Las Vegas it was night time but even before we left the airport there were casinos and slot machines right in the middle of the walkway. The lights at night just remind me of a huge Christmas tree all lit up and twinkling. It truly is an amazing experience to witness.
Finding kid friendly things to do while traveling to another city can seem like a daunting task. Especially if you have never been to that city and don’t know anyone there that could recommend a place to visit. My husband and I recently took a trip to Houston, Texas to the Downtown Aquarium. It was a fun little trip to take and very kid friendly. My main goal when going somewhere is will Baby A have a good time and are there things that he can do being only a year old.
The idea of traveling with a baby in any form is nerve-racking. Hearing all the stories of screaming kids can make any parent worried about traveling, especially a first-time parent. Traveling with an infant is doable. It just takes a bit of planning, even if it’s a surprise road trip your spouse decided to make for y’all. One of the main tasks you have to worry about is packing. I know that seems easy enough to do just throw some clothes in a bag and your toiletries, done. Wait now you have a baby to think about. It is always easy to forget stuff when it comes to packing for them. Another thing you need to know is how long you’re going to be gone. An extra day can make all the difference in the world but don’t freak out if it is for an extended day just takes a little few more adjustments and you are good to go.
Flying with a baby
. The first trip he was only four months old and we flew out to North Carolina. The second trip he was seven months old and my husband surprised me for our anniversary with a trip to Las Vegas, Nevada. I loved flying but it was stressful and very chaotic for me. We somehow managed to have layovers, delays, flight changes, and traveled to different time zones on both flights. We even were stuck on standby for 8 hours for the flight to Las Vegas but that will be another time.
Breastfeeding in public
Breastfeeding in public is just one of those topics that will always cause a debate. I use a cover even then, some have a problem with it. Whether you approve or don’t it’s really not up to you. It is a mother’s choice to feed her child how she chooses and where. Sometimes you just have no other option than just to whip it out and feed your child. Especially being in an over crowded airport with nasty restrooms that I wouldn’t dare nurse my child in.
Keeping it private
For those that still try to keep it private but plan on flying with your baby. There is a way to have some sense of privacy on an airplane. Yes you will need a blanket or to cover-up. I also suggest to try a get a window seat. Depending on the airline, you can either choose a seat at time of buy or check in 24 hours in advance and pick from available seats then. I try to do it at time of buy to guarantee a window seat. Added bonus to having a window seat is you have something to lean against while you snooze during the flight. That’s if your lucky enough to get your little one to sleep.
For me I have a blanket either way as the plane gets cold. I can also turn towards the window and nurse my son if he causing to many problems about having the blanket on him. He really hates being covered up. He wants to look around and be nosy. Being by the window and having a blanket makes me feel like I have some sense of privacy, even if I really don’t.
Nursing at take off and landing
I also highly suggest nursing when taking off until you reach altitude, and on the way down. Our ears pop, so does our child’s. I noticed when my son started grabbing his ears and crying was a definite sign it was effecting his ears as well. Once I started nursing him he stopped pulling at his ears and was out! It’s also a good way to put them to sleep. My son slept the 2.5 hour flight. Which was a good thing for me being at the airport 8 hours with a baby. It will exhaust even the most well rested person. Just remember a blanket and a window seat are he best way to have some privacy if that is what you choose to do on an airplane.