My Top 3 Hacks If You’re Traveling With A Little One
Traveling ought to be fun, but between packing, airport security, and long flights, it can be super stressful. Add a baby to the mix, and it's a challenge. I’ve always been a nervous flyer, but it’s become even worse with my little one on board.
This past summer, we went on our first family vacation since Taytum arrived. During the entire 2-hour flight she wouldn’t stop crying. I felt bad that I couldn’t help her — not to mention embarrassed — so as soon as we got home, I did some research and found a few hacks to keep her happy. Since then, she’s much quieter on our family trips.
So, how do you keep a restless toddler happy at 30,000 feet? Here’s my ultimate list:
Everyone’s familiar with how badly your ears get blocked when a flight takes off or lands. My 6-year-old covers his ears and 10-month-old Taytum simply starts screaming until the seat belt sign is turned off.
I’ve learned that the best way to unblock your ears is by swallowing or sucking on candy. But, of course, that won’t work for babies. So, I always bring a pacifier or two on every flight. She can suck on her pacifier during take-off and landing and it alleviates the pressure so she doesn’t cry as much.
A High-Quality Diaper
Changing my baby in the airplane bathroom is really unpleasant — there’s no room and it doesn’t seem sanitary. But after a fellow mom introduced me to Coterie, I recently swapped out my diaper brand.
Coterie diapers are top of the line and have a higher capacity than other brands, which means fewer (or in my case - zero) inflight changes. They also have ingenious side cuffs and an extra tall backsheet, making them really good at reducing blowouts — essential while traveling.
They're also incredibly soft and free from irritants like chlorine, parabens, dyes, lotions, phthalates, and heavy metals. I actually started with Coterie as a travel diaper only but swiftly switched it up to be my everyday diaper. Apart from that, the clean materials and rapid moisture-wicking protects my baby’s skin. So, no more stress if I forget diaper cream!
The free shipping on orders over $49, 10% savings on subscription, and convenient SMS order management made it pretty easy to switch to being an everyday diaper!
Boredom — especially on long haul flights — is the bad guy here. Sure, I can keep my 6-year-old quiet with a movie. But with my 10-month-old, it’s a different situation altogether. So, I make sure to always tuck her favorite toys in my mommy bag — like her teddy and the storybook I read to her every night.
Now that I have a solid packing list, traveling with my little one is a breeze. Sure, pacifiers and toys are great, but Coterie diapers make the journey easy-peasy.
For every mom out there who wants to simplify their days — and nights! — check out Coterie. Their diapers have double the capacity, making them a game-changer, whether you’re traveling or not.