My twins are 6 years old now and although I speak to new moms everyday at One Tiny Suitcase, I sometimes forget the anxiety that can come with being a new mom.
My sister recently had a beautiful baby boy. It’s been great seeing my sister experiencing everything that comes with a new baby.
This week she experienced another FIRST. Baby’s first flight. A Calgary to Winnipeg trip to introduce baby to flying. She asked me to take her to the airport for the ‘big trip’. Although I’m up at the Calgary Airport daily picking up and dropping off car seats for my customers, I kind of forgot about some of the challenges with flying with a baby.
My sister decided to check her stroller and car seat in as checked baggage. She carried the baby in the Baby Bjorn and made arrangements for the rest of the gear she will need in Winnipeg.
Even the smallest tasks that some of us might take for granted are made more difficult with a baby strapped to the front of you. Collapsing the stroller, lifting luggage on to the scale, placing the folded up stroller on the conveyor belt at the oversized luggage drop, etc. I was glad that I waited with the two of them until they had completed all of those tasks. An extra set of hands was crucial!
I’m so proud of them for making the journey at only 6 weeks old. Turns out, the little man slept the whole flight! Yeah!