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What's Your Worst Mommy Travel Story?

Forget snakes. I'm scared of babies on a plane — especially my own! A year ago, I would have felt confident passing on travel tips for flying with infants as my daughter was a dream baby barely making a peep for 6-hour flights. But as we've all learned, just when you think you've got it down, the world turns upside down and mama's back to square one. I had the, ahem, pleasure of flying with my family for the weekend and experienced some of the most grueling hours of parenthood yet. My lil guy is a sweet laid back angel on land but without a crib or the room to move, he turns into a screeching wiggle worm who can't get comfortable and lets everyone around him know it. He didn't actually cry or have a complete meltdown but it was enough to make the eyes roll and comments fly.

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In the end, it was the Bjorn and a trip to the bathroom that saved us from helter skelter. I strapped his chubby legs into the carrier and took him to the lavatory where I sang lullabies and caressed his brow. The trick was keeping the door shut without locking it. Locking it enables the bright fluorescent lights, which startled my already hyper child, but leaving the door unlocked allowed other passengers to believe the room was available. After 10 minutes of planting my foot at the door, swaying and soothing, he finally drifted off to dreamland. I made my way back to the seat and rested for an hour before he was startled all over again. Thankfully the end was near and we all made it to our destination alive and well, let's just say alive.

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mstrauss mstrauss 7 years
While my son thankfully flys really well (we have been flying back and forth across the country for the last month), the one thing that can sometimes be a major problem is the fact that there are no changing tables in the bathrooms anymore. Or at least not on the flights I have been on. So when my son has a major poop (he is getting his molars now so his poops are insane), we have to change him on the seat and that means everyone around us gets to enjoy the horrible stench along with us.
lickety-split lickety-split 7 years
Babys fuss. If the other passengers don't like it; let them charter a private jet. We had a trip a couple of years ago where the flight was delayed, we got the plane, on smother, off that, etc. My then barely 6 year old was tired and I was trying to calm her with tickles. The woman in front of me turned and told me to shut up (little less hash) and then that it was so irritating to have to fly with kids. But I assured her that with her personality she need never worry about it: she wad sure to live a life all alone :)
cheersdarlin916 cheersdarlin916 7 years
I use to be a nanny and the family I worked for insisted on flying first class and put me in coach and then if the baby was fussy they would give the baby to me and I got to deal with it in coach. Needless to say no one around me was very happy about it but a job is a job and you do what you have to do.
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