Tips For Traveling with an Infant

I won’t lie – I was pretty nervous about getting on a plane with LittleA for the first time. I did a little research, asked around and realized you just need to pack according to your babies need and not yours. FYI one thing I learned while traveling was you can take liquid formula (over an ounce) and they just get it checked at the security line right in front of you!

I went ahead and sorted out 4 tips on traveling with an infant. Hope y’all like it 🙂

  1. If you are still breastfeeding, do it while take off and landing. It helps them with the pain caused by the change of the air pressure. I did it and had a perfectly happy baby in the plane. Don’t think too much about who’s looking just make sure you have the efficient gear to make it easier for you. I linked the ones I used.
  2. Make your life easy and travel light! Minimalist baby gear is the way to go. Pack their diapers, food and extra clothes. Our flight was only for 3 hours so I kept it simple.
  3. Do yourself a favor and get a carseat that can be attached to the stroller! All you need to do it check it in at the gate and they will have it at the door ready for you once you land. That way you don’t have to carry two separate gears on top of a baby lol. We use the Chicco Urban 6 in 1 Modular Stroller/Carseat and love it!
  4. You know when I was pregnant with Alayna, I was sure I would not be that mom who would give up and hand the baby a tablet. Well guess what? That was a fail! Limit your time but bring a tablet if your baby likes watching something on Youtube. Especially if you are in for a long flight!
    Hope you enjoyed reading!


Baby Sprinkles!

I’m super excited to share my baby shower photos with you all! I am VERY blessed to be surrounded by so many loving people in my life. Needless to say, I was extremely excited to have a party in my honor, where I was the center of attention haha 😉
In all seriousness, I knew I had one traditional shower planned, but guess what? I had 5 surprise baby showers!!

6 tips on a successful baby shower:

  • ALWAYS listen to the mama! She might be giving out hints 😉
  • Creative invitations for friends & family
  • Cute decor depending on the gender if you know
  • Food & Drinks – Appetizers are always a hit. Don’t forget the cake! I feel like it’s one of the most important part of the shower
  • Games are fun – You might keep it simple and not too time consuming. Gifts are always a nice touch too
  • Last but not the least, don’t forget taking pictures. I love using the polaroid camera!

Tea Party Shower by my amazing husband and friends
Baby shower brunch arranged by Dewan’s cousin
Office themed shower arranged by my co workers
Traditional Baby shower
5th and last surprise shower

The First Few Moments

I remember sitting inside a Target bathroom, holding the pregnancy test and my whole world spinning around me. I was never someone who had dreams about marriage or think about being a mother, so this was probably one of the biggest challenges of my life. So many questions revolving around my head – I want to be happy but I also wanted to be prepared. What do I do now? What are my next steps?

After realizing that it’s actually happening, I cried (duh) thinking I am now responsible of a human being growing inside me.. Yup – probably should have called my husband, because I was a mess. But then you know what? I realized that this will be a second chance for me. A second chance to relive my childhood all over again!

So here we are today, both celebrating 7 months as a newborn and as a first time mother. All I wish for my daughter is to be a good human and an independent one. And of course, make me her BFF because I’m one of those cool moms, If I do say so myself.