Prepare a cozy sleep environment. Choose a warm flannel fitted sheet for your baby’s crib (keep plenty of extras on hand for changes).
Soft one-piece footed sleepers help your baby stay warm all night by keeping them toasty from head to toe
For an extra layer, put a bodysuit or undershirt underneath the sleeper
How to keep baby warm outside?!
Dress your baby in layers. The bottom layer can be snug, like leggings and a bodysuit. On top of that, you can put another layer of pants and a long sleeve shirt. Finish up with a jacket, hat, mittens, and warm booties to keep hands and feet warm
Reminder Take off your babies coat when you get in the car because there’s too much material between the baby and the car seat straps, the material could compress during an accident, leaving space for your baby to become unsecured
Can I take my baby out in cold weather?!
Keep in mind that extreme cold starts to become a factor when the temperature drops below freezing (32 degrees Fahrenheit)
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends waiting until 6 months to start adding in solid foods, but it’s possible to start as soon as 4 months as long as certain developmental stages have been reached.
It’s most important that the baby can sit upright, holdtheir head up, and shows signs of interest in solid food.
4 to 6 Months
When your baby is 4 to 6 months old, you’ll want to use simple, single-ingredient purees.
This can help you to spot and identify a food allergy. Once you have proven your child’s tolerance to individual foods, you can try combinations to enhance flavor and likability.
How much will your 4 to 6 month old baby eat at their first meal?
Babies will probably only eat 1/2 of a tablespoon portion of food the very first times you begin solids. Then gradually increase to 1-3 tablespoons of food at 1 or 2 “meals”. Don’t expect your baby to “finish” a meal; remember this is a new experience for your baby. As your baby gets older and is eating more solids, you will gradually increase the portion sizes. Also, keep in mind that breast milk and/or infant formula are providing for the total nutrition of your baby at this stage.
A Stroller cover so no damage is done to your stroller when it’s underneath the plane
Carrier for smaller babies, gives them comfort and keeps you hands free
Bring toys or activities to keep them entertained during layovers
Keep a small bag that is easy to access, fill it with just enough for that single plane ride. You can always add more or replenish during layovers. It is so much easier to have a small go to bag on a stuffy plane than rumbling through your big diaper bag.
What to pack in your small bag?!
2 diapers (May need more if your flight is longer than 4 hours)
A small portable wipe pouch
Milk or sippy water cup
Reusable Changing pad
A small grocery bag or zip-lock bag to put your soiled diaper in if you can’t get to a trash can right away
The most important tip: don,t stress our children can feel our emotion so if you are relaxed they will be too