I will always have fond memories of you. You are my baby girl’s first ever trip, her very first plane ride and first time staying at a hotel. She had many firsts with you and for that I will always think fondly of this trip.
We originally were planning to just go to Oahu for our vacation and meet up with my brother and his family who lives in Canada. But we are over achievers.
Why go to one island with a 4-month old and a 5-year-old when you can go to two!
When we were researching flights we had only one requirement. It had to be a direct flight. We wanted to get there as fast as humanly possible. The last thing we needed was to run to another gate to change flights and board another plane which means another take-off and landing.
We had no idea how the baby was going to handle the flight and was only expecting the absolute worst. We even considered making goodie bags (surprisingly a large number of people do this based on my research) for the other passengers in case she caused complete mayhem. (I mean, goodie bags? Seriously?!) Well we didn’t end up making goodie bags but just hoped and prayed that she would be the good baby that she is and mostly sleep on the flight with mild fussing. Well, I will tell you that our prayers were answered.
On the flight there, I fed her during take off like everyone told me to. She then fell asleep immediately after eating. YES!
She woke up a few times but I kept her in the Boba wrap for most of the flight so she was nice and snug.
Besides taking her out to feed and change her diaper, she pretty much stayed in the wrap the entire 6-hour flight. I’m telling you, this thing is a god sent! If you have a newborn or will soon have a newborn or are planning to have a baby in the near future, you must get this wrap! My baby was so comfy in it and was able to sleep for hours which means I was able to get a little shut eye myself.
The flight home was not so easy.
It wasn’t bad but she was definitely a lot fussier. She was overly tired due to missing her nap and having to endure the hour long security check line. It took her longer to fall asleep which meant me standing in the aisle and rocking her back and forth for a good hour. At one point we turned on Disney’s Inside Out and that kept her calm for a while. She was also complaining a bit during landing probably because her ears were hurting due to the change in cabin pressure.
Other than that, she was golden. I couldn’t have asked for a better first experience on a flight with a 4-month old and 5-year-old.
And we didn’t even have to make goodie bags!