Traveling Internationally With An Infant

We started off our Summer with a trip to Europe and traveled with our 4 month old infant, Crew, from Dallas to Italy. It might sound crazy to travel with an infant but honestly it was totally worth it and I would do it over and over again. Crew actually did incredible on the journey but I attribute it to a few tricks that I had to help ease the travel!

Trick 1:

My biggest concern was flying 12 hours there and back on a flight alone with Crew. I wanted Crew to be as comfortable as possible and I also wanted to have a free hand here and there to be able to get things for him, eat and also somehow get a little sleep in there for both of us too. I came across the most incredible infant flying concept, it's called the FlyeBaby. It was absolutely incredible. It is a portable bassinet that folds into a pouch and is so easy for travel. You attach it to the airplane seat in front of you. It worked like a dream and Crew slept almost 8 hours straight! I love well thought products that are solution savers, this is exactly that. I will be using this baby bassinet on all our flights going forward, it was a dream.

Trick 2:

Another concern I had was being out in the Tuscan sun with Crew being so young. I had heard to be super selective on the sunscreen to use before 6 months so I did a lot of research on which one to choose. My doctor cleared this brand, MD Moms, products developed by pediatrician Moms, because it is super organic and has conscious ingredients. Crew breaks out to almost any soap or lotion but the first time using all of these MD Moms products was incredible, he had no skin irritation and it kept him safe in the sun. Thank you MD Moms for coming up with a formula that is so safe, clean and concious for my little one!

Trick 3:

Another concern I had traveling was breast feeding in public. As a new Mom it is a lot to get used to. I was so happy to find Covered Goods, a multi functional nursing cover that is breathable and which goes all around your body so you're completely covered. We used this on the train, on the airplane, in front of the Coliseum, down cafe filled streets, parks, you name it. I love this product and it has been such a helpful thing to use traveling or at home too.

Trick 4:

A concern I had right before I left on the airplane was that Crew had just started teething! Once again as a new Mom I didn't know exactly what to do but was so thrilled to find the perfect solution with Lolli Jo teething necklaces. I wore one most every day on the trip and Crew had easy access to a toy and something to help him chew on when he was teething. Such a brilliant product.

I would totally recommend traveling with your babe. I loved having him stimulated by so many new sounds, sights, tastes, hearing a different language, watching the street performers, hearing church bells chime, gondoliers take tourists down the Grand Canal and more. I am so glad we traveled with him and am thankful for the products above that helped make it easier.

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Ciao friends! Thanks for sharing. xo's-Heather


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