View Full Version : Well, its hit me!! I am soooo nervous!

13-08-2009, 09:25 PM
so all this planning excitment has turned into uncontrollable nervousness!

Im nervous about the long plane ride, well, its almost 4 hours, and Tatiana is NOT one to sit still for longer than 10 minutes.
Im nervous for lift off and landing... Im always nervous about this, but more now since she will be sitting on our laps.... I need to figure out a way to "tie her" just in case there turbulence or somehting
Im nervous about chanching her diaper in a plane bathroom.... theres like NO room for this and she's a wiggly worm when getting her diaper changed
Im nervous about the baby food jars breaking, same with the milk
Im nervous our luggage will get lost and we wont have anything for Tatiana
Im nervous she'll hate it... :sorry:

Are you tired of me yet?????
because I still have a long looooooooooooong list :unsure:

so much changes with a baby....

13-08-2009, 09:31 PM
Awww Bless you Mari.

Just before you get on the plane change her nappy - hopefully that way she won't need changing again until you land. Ask the crew for a safety belt for her, they have ones for infants that go around their waist and then attach to your belt. Take a few new toys that she's not seen before to keep her interest, as well as her fave ones and don't forget a lolly or drink for the take off and landing for her. She'll love Disney so no problems with that one. Lastly have a fantastic time and....................... stop panicking :hug2::hug2:

13-08-2009, 09:34 PM
sound advice there - i can't add to it, and judging by the video you showed us she is going to have a ball :hug2:

13-08-2009, 09:36 PM
((hugs Mari))

The joys of being a mama, the worries never really stop, they just change form. All you can do is try to prepare as best you can, and vent off steam when you need to!

Wrap your baby food jars in something soft--like burp cloths, maybe? Even a small hand towel will do to cushion the jars from one another. Do the airlines allow you to shift baby food from the glass jars to something like a tiny tupperware container? Then you wouldn't have to worry about glass at all.

My sister in law and her husband swear by Benadryl to keep their wiggly squirmy young daughter quiet on airplane trips. They even call it "night-night juice"...but I don't quite know how I feel about medicating a baby that way. It works for them, and I'm sure it makes their traveling easier...but...well, to each their own.

If the airlines lose your luggage, you can unleash the rage of a nervous mother all over them. ...Just kidding! But even if your bags get lost, you'll figure something out. Because that's what moms do; and Tatiana will be resilient and forgiving, because that's what babies are.

You'll have a wonderful trip, and even if there are challenges to face, you'll surmount them!

13-08-2009, 09:37 PM
i just remembered one thing that surprised me when my eldest DS was just turned 2.

we went on a flight which lasted around 3 1/2 hours - he was so excited at the airport, loved walking into the plane and sat and fell asleep just before take off, waking around 1/2 before landing! He loved it :yes:

Tatitana may just adore the whole process too! :hug2:

13-08-2009, 09:42 PM
Thank you :hug2:

You are helping me feel much better already

Im glad I let it out :)

Thanks for all the great tips! Last night I just got so rolle dup on things that I sort of got blocked, couldnt come up with any solutions....

13-08-2009, 10:43 PM
Much love and many hugs Mari! You will be wonderful and so will that lovely Babe of yours :) Slip a couple of changes of clothes in with you carry ons for her.

14-08-2009, 01:21 PM
Baby food doesn't come in plastic containers in Mexico? :unsure: It does here. :yes: That's one thing you won't have to worry about on the return trip. You can purchase baby food in plastic! :yes: I think even some organic brands (available at Whole Foods which is near Disney) have plastic containers.

Will she tolerate a headset? You could bring some of her favorite music and let her listen to it. Perhaps she'll sing along!

Changing her would be on the toilet, no? The lid goes down to form the changing surface? There is absolutely NO room on the floor, so that is what I would expect, to use the surface created by the closed toilet lid. :yes:

I've heard of people using Benadryl for their children on flights too. I can say that when we took Seth with us (and he's a challenging traveler :eek: ) it was suggested to me. I couldn't bring myself to do it. It's just not something I'm comfortable with. He did have a period of time where he cried, but planes are noisy places anyway, so his "noise" wasn't too disruptive over all. He stopped after a bit.

You'll be fine. :yes: She'll be a little world traveler before you know it!

14-08-2009, 01:31 PM
:fingers: Maybe she'll sleep through. Then you could nap as well. :yes:

My flight nerves have just hit me too. I'm going to take away my countdown soon...it's starting to bring on the anxiety attacks! :eek:

14-08-2009, 04:34 PM
All your worries will disappear very soon - i was worried when we took Isabelle on her first flight to Florida (which was 9 1/2hrs from here) and she was absolutely fine - they arent at all worried, its us that clearly do it!
I was also worried about take off and landing, thats my worst part as i am the worst flyer!! Isabelle was fine, sat there with her dummy looking out the window!
When it came to that terrible task of changing her, that was fine too - there was a changing table in one of the toilets.

Honestly it will all be fine, just go with the flow!

p.s. keep a clean top in your hand luggage for you too - incase of spillages, leakages or sick-ages!!!

14-08-2009, 04:44 PM
Thank you :hug2:

I guess that Im just a worryrat

14-08-2009, 04:47 PM
I think you'll have more trouble on the flight back when she'll be screaming "I WANT TO STAY AT DISNEY!!!" LOL

14-08-2009, 07:08 PM
I think you'll have more trouble on the flight back when she'll be screaming "I WANT TO STAY AT DISNEY!!!" LOL


I hadnt thought that far ahead... hahahahahaha :unsure:

mainecoon lover
14-08-2009, 07:51 PM
You will be fine hun. Some good advice on here. She will be exhausted on the way home so should sleep all the way back.

14-08-2009, 11:55 PM
I have a feeling that by the time you return home, Tatiana will be a seasoned traveler and you will never have to worry again! About that, anyway! :lol:

Be sure to pack two or three outfits for her, twice as many diapers as you think you will need (can you get some that have elastic for the flight? Not sure if they might be easier to change.), 50% more food/formula than you think you will need, and a change of clothes each for you and Tono--plus an extra/shirt top each. I'm big on contingency planning! :rolleyes: Does she have any quiet books (fabric or other soft materials)? Those work well on the flight.

And, as someone (Linda?) mentioned, be sure to have something she can suck on for take-off and landing. Do ear planes work for little ones her age? People seem to love them, but I'm not sure how they work.

Try not to worry too much--you're going to have plenty of opportunities to employ that skill during the next 18 years or so! :wink:

15-08-2009, 01:11 AM
You know what, Mari--the best thing about you starting this thread is that it will most likely help some other nervous moms traveling for the first time with their little ones...the hints and tips and just general reassurance everyone's offered so far are absolutely top notch.

Yay for Secrets folks standing by one another!:yes: