This weekend I’m flying up to Aberdeen alone with my 3 month old boy (he was 4 weeks in the photo btw). I think I’ve got it all sorted and organised but I’m just wondering if anyone has any last minute advice for me?
I’m flying with Flybe and have checked the rules re flying with a baby so I have to fly with him on my knee, I am taking his Maxi Cosi car seat and Oyster chassis and just using it as a buggy rather than taking the pram/carrycot part as we will be hiring a car in Aberdeen and I don’t want to take too much with me. Apparently I can take him through departures in his pram/buggy and hand it over as I board the plane so I’ve scrapped the idea of taking a sling.
Some people say they’d be worried about the pram/buggy getting damaged but since it won’t be dumped on the luggage belt at check-in, and it’s just a domestic flight, I’m hoping it should be ok.
What I’m not sure about is feeding – he may be due a feed whilst I’m in departures or aboard the flight so am I able to take a bottle in my hand luggage even though it’ll exceed the 100ml or should I just make a 100ml bottle in case?
I feel a lot less anxious about the whole thing now that I’m fairly organised, but it’s just the feeding thing I’m worried about. I’m also hoping he sleeps during the flight – wishful thinking perhaps!
Have you any experience of flying solo with a baby so young? I’d love to hear about it or any advice you have in my comments below!Pin It
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