Babywearing gets the job done!

What is everyone’s worst nightmare on a plane???  Yep,  sitting next to – or holding – a screaming and inconsolable baby! With nowhere to go and nothing to do once up in the air, an unhappy little traveller can simultaneously break the heart of his attentive parent and break the eardrums of those sharing close quarters with him.

*cue superhero-esque background music* Parents and travelers near and far, never fear – it’s babywearing to the rescue!  Take it from this adventurous mom, it’s all about the right carrier for the job!  My all time favorite carrier is the Wrap Conversion Ring Sling, but when you go to breastfeed, you may find it to be too wide to sit in the airplane seat and nurse without baby’s feet in the lap of your next door neighbor!  Try a buckle carrier instead – especially the Beco Butterfly II- for quick maneuvering and easily concealed breastfeeding! The BBII is my go to carrier for any sort of traveling or activity where baby may need to be removed from the carrier quickly.  Because of the internal panel, when baby is lifted out, the carrier remains on your body, without dangling straps or long yards of fabric hanging!!!!  It’s the quickest SSC and cute to boot!

Last minute luggage re-organization in the parking lot needed!?!?  Do it with your hands free and a smile on your face!

Don’t these lovely babywearers look happy and calm amidst baggage check in and airport security chaos?  By the way, flying with babies through both San Diego and SFO was a breeze!  The babies weren’t asked to be taken out, and we only needed our hands swiped, no body scans for these moms!

Who knew a single human being could carry a 1 year old baby, a diaper bag (thank you, Puck and Whimsy, for helping me trave in style!), a laptop bag and a rolly suitcase through an international airport without a single problem and successfully make their flight?

*happy babywearing*

5 thoughts on “Babywearing gets the job done!

  1. A good carrier must be the best thing to bring on a trip when you are travelling with your baby or toddler!

    What a freedom not having to check in a pram that might end up broken when you arrive at your destination and being able to use the stairs or escalator just like eveyone else and not having to search for the (often rather nasty) elevator/lift when using underground/subway!

  2. PERFECT timing, since I am leaving in the morning for a quick trip to Chicago with my almost 9mo – first flight with the bebe, and I was conflicted about which carrier to fly with him in!! SSC it is (with RS, and woven wrap in the luggage, of course!) Thanks :)

  3. You got so lucky to be able to wear your kids through security. Flying out of LAX and Maui I was told to take my daughter out and run the Boba through the X-ray machine with my shoes and belt.

  4. My SSCs have saved my rump twice now on long travels. We traveled Germany to California, and back again on military aircraft. On the way to the states I was alone with a 6mo and 4yo. The way back took 10 days with hops all over the US and even an emergency landing in Spain for several days!! My Ergo got a lot of use that trip with all the airport sitting etc! And just this June we traveled Germany for a week, then flew to Ireland for a week, then flew to Paris for 4 days! Between planes and trains (and castle hikes!) my Boba got a workout and my now 14mo was very content <3 I've converted many a traveling friend now to baby wearing!

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