Flying with 25 month old and 6 month old
At the end of January I am flying out to see my sister and family in PA. I will be taking both boys with me. Austin will be 25 months and Alijah will be 6 months old. I have traveled with Austin since he was about 6 months old going back to PA a few times along with our big flight to San Diego this past May. He is an awesome flier and have had no problems at all with him. This will be Alijah’s first trip on the plane.
So the big questions are how do I juggle everything needed. My sister doesn’t have any car seats so the first is figuring out what to do with 2 car seats. I thought that I would have Austin sit in his since he has his own seat on the plane and that would keep him in his seat and not trying to jump in my lap that will already be very full. Not sure if I want to just ship the car seat up and back on the plane or do I want to buy a car seat and have it shipped to my sisters and then just have to bring it back on the plane?
Second question is do I want to take the double stroller or try to juggle them both in just a small umbrella stroller? Trying to decide if it would be easier to put Austin in the stroller and wear Alijah or would putting Alijah in the double stroller where Austin also gets to stand or sit on be faster or easier? I’m not sure if I have enough time to make it worth wearing Alijah through the airport and trying to get him in and out of the Moby Wrap while on the plane.
My third question is how do I juggle all the stuff plus both boys? I would have both boys, diaper bag, extra bag of stuff (snacks, books, toys, iPad) stroller, and car seat. The car seat that I have to juggle would be the bigger convertible car seat.
I also have a lay over that is only about an hour or so both ways. So not that much time to get from gate to gate that is hopefully very close to each other.
So I need help and feedback from all you traveling mommas out there. How do I do all this and still get there sane. Please comment and give me ideas and/or pass this along to mommas who could help. I need any and all suggestions to make this flight smooth or at least make me believe that I can do this and don’t go crazy along the way. Thanks in advance for any help or suggestions!!