Bring a change of clothing—for yourself
“Most people remember to bring extra clothing for the baby but you’ll need some too if there is a major diaper accident or vomiting. It also helps to consolidate your belongings into one diaper bag so you are not fumbling with a whole mess of bags.” —Christie Poulton, flight attendant for 19 years. Now learn more secrets flight attendants won’t tell you.
Check your seats before boarding
“Make sure you’re sitting together before you get on the plane. Computers assign seats and they don’t know that your child is only two years old. If the plane is full I may not be able to help you. Don’t hold up the boarding process because you weren’t proactive.” —Megan Savage, flight attendant four years.