Anxieties struck me before our planned travel to the Philippines back in December last year. As it was our first time to travel with a toddler (a high-demand toddler, not to mention), I really didn't know what to expect. Actually, I have been expecting it to be daunting and nerve breaking because I thought our little one would get bored or scared or would be too uncomfortable, etc. But I was wrong (thank God). The whole trip was smooth in general especially while we are in the aircraft. The longest flight we had was a 15-hour flight from Paris to Hongkong and during that whole time, Little Spanish Pinay was sleeping if not walking around or playing or reading or singing with us. She rarely fuzzed.
That's right... at one time, she preferred the cart over her stroller or the baby sling
I tried to pack enough entertainment for her as well as fun food. But what really helped us a lot, is that fact that she is still breastfeeding. I didn't have to bring bottles and formula and water. That's a big convenience because we already have heavy carry-ons so being able to omit things to bring is a big help. Plus, there's no need to prepare the bottle every time she wants to be fed. Milk is ready and fresh and warm just the perfect way every time she asks for it. The most important of all? It really helped her not to suffer from ear popping because of the pressure during landings and take off.
Learning the cabin's safety instruction
Thinking about all these, confirms my thoughts that we shouldn't consider weaning yet. Consider, I say? Yes weaning is knocking in my door of thoughts these days. Getting persistent even. But that's requires a whole different entry as it's a long and winding road.