If happen to be in the situation of carrying a baby in airplane, there are some things that you must know before flying. Of course, you might be feeling a little bit intimidated about this new and somehow panicking experience, but if you take some time and try to prepare your departure, things will get easier. There are some things that can help you have a quiet and quick flight, so watch out our recommendations! Make sure your child is older than two weeks, because otherwise you need to have a document signed by your doctor that allows you to take him with you.

The first piece of advice that would really be helpful for you is to look for the flights that are suitable for your baby’s sleeping hours. For example, if you know that he uses to sleep at 6 p.m., look for a flight which is scheduled at that time. Thus he will sleep during the flight and you will have no problems to deal with. Also look for a short flight, so that your baby will not have to wait for too long. Try to stay away from layovers!

The number of seats that you are willing to take is also important. For example, it is said that if your baby carries less than 40 pounds you can take it on your seat, but it is just a recommendation of the Federal Aviation Administration. There are travel companies that require you to pay an additional fee for carrying your baby, so try to find out anything about it before deciding to fly with your baby.

You can fly with your baby in your arms, but you should make sure that you are allowed to do it. Another option would be to look for an extra seat and this would allow you to take your carseat in the plane. Of course, it might take a little bit longer, maybe you happen to be in a hurry and thus you could think of giving up this idea.

Due to the fact that you are carrying an infant with you, you will not be allowed to stay on any of the emergency exit rows. Before making the booking, announce your agent that you are going to bring your baby with you, because it makes the whole process easier and it prevents you from having unpleasant and unexpected surprises!

And last but not least, make sure you arrive in the airport in due time! Take time to solve any surprise that may occur in your way and try to arrive at least 30 minutes earlier before making the check in!