When my daughter was three months old, I flew to Chicago to visit my family. Before our trip, it’s fair to say I was terrified. I tried to do as much research as I could online, but every blog I read told me the same thing: “You’ll be fine.” That wasn’t the kind of information I was looking for.
Before I do something for the first time, especially if it’s a potential high-stress situation, I like to know as much information as possible. The hows, whens, wheres, and whys. Hearing “just do whatever you do and you’ll be ok” makes me all that more stressed, like everyone’s trying to keep a secret that I’ll only understand once I go through it. I like to understand and know the secrets beforehand.
So, to help you out, here are the secrets I learned about domestic air travel with a 3-month old.