It won’t be long before it’s time to renew my daughter’s first passport. A bittersweet thought for me. I’m sad to see her growing up so quickly (it really does go by that fast, doesn’t it?), but I take comfort in knowing that she’s been exposed to so many travel adventures in these early years.
My daughter took her first flight at two weeks old (as a passenger, of course!). By the time her first birthday rolled around, she had logged more flights than I can remember—sorry, sweetie, but mommy obviously spent so much time in the air with you and trying to nap when you did that she simply didn’t get around to writing in your baby book.
Today, my daughter is just as comfortable in a plane as in a car—this amazes me, given that I didn’t take my first flight until I was in college, and I felt far from comfortable on that flight!
Up until my daughter turned two (the age at which children are required to have their own seats on a plane), the Baby B’Air Flight Vest made air travel especially comfortable for both of us—okay, at least for one of us. While I used the Baby B’Air many times with my daughter, it was a must-have when I travelled alone with her during those super squirmy months.
The Baby B’Air is easy to use. Your child wears the Baby B’air like an ordinary vest, and you simply attach the loop on the back of the Baby B’Air to your lap belt.
It packs well, too. Just shove it into the diaper bag.
Don’t waste time feeling guilty about the thought of “confining” your child. The Baby B’Air actually gives some slack, so your toddler will still have “just a lil’ bit” of wiggle room. Trust me, I know from experience—so does that nervous first time flier who sat beside us on the way to Orlando. Ma’am, I apologize if we made your travel anxiety worse. But at least we arrived safely, right?
If you’re at all like me, you’ll appreciate both the added safety the Baby B’Air offers, particularly against unexpected turbulence, and the comfort of knowing you won’t have to spend the entire flight chasing your aspiring pilot down the aisle.
If you’re travelling by air over the holidays with a toddler, definitely check out the Baby B’Air Flight Vest. Even if you don’t buy one to use with your own toddler, your familiarity with the product might just make a good conversation starter the next time you encounter a frazzled new parent at the airport.