We just got back from a short trip to visit grandparents for a long weekend, so travel is fresh on my mind. A few things come to mind when looking back on this last trip.
Travel with a breastfeeding baby is difficult. Especially, when you have connecting flights, parking shuttles, and layovers involved. It is important to be comfortable without looking like you just rolled out of bed, and easy access for your nursing baby is very important.
I have learned a few things traveling a lot with my son, and now traveling with a toddler and a breastfeeding baby.
1) Wear comfortable shoes. Walking through the airport juggling children and bags is no fun. Having comfortable shoes is essential. I absolutely love my Me Too flats. I have two different pairs that I wear all…the…time. I rarely walk through the airport without them on my feet.
2) V-Neck shirts. I love being able to wear a sports bra or a Genie Bra and a v-neck shirt and just pulling down the top of my shirt to feed my baby. I don’t like dealing with clasps and fasteners, especially in the tight quarters of an airplane seat.
3) Jackets, button-up shirts, or sweaters are a must. The temperature is so inconsistent on an airplane. I find myself taking on and off my jacket or sweater a lot!
4) Scarves. I love the ability to have an additional cover-up when nursing on an airplane. I always wear a nursing cover, but my 9-month-old loves to flail. I like having a scarf around my neck for my own peace of mind. Not giving the whole airplane a free show is pretty important to me.
I created an example of an outfit that would work really well traveling with an infant. It took me way too long because I have never used Polyvore before. Happy travels!