Hi All, would really appreciate some tips and advice on traveling to USA with babies.
In a couple of months we will be traveling to USA with our 3 sons (who will then be aged 23 months and 9 month old twins). We will be visiting family for the bulk of the trip and they will have car seats but we will be stopping in LA before reaching them so I am wondering if anyone knows if we will need car seats for getting from airport to hotel (can't imagine a car seat would even fit in a bus for the five minute ride to the hotel? The thought of packing is also doing my head in I just can't work out what I will need to take on the plane. We just this weekend went to visit my grandparents who only live 2 hours away and we still filled the car. The idea of packing is making me feel stressed.
We will be traveling with my mum and aunty and we have booked a seat for the oldest boy. He doesn't like being restrained for to long so I am worried he's going to scream the plane down because he will have to sit in the seat with a belt on during take off and landing.
We have iPads and iPods and iPhones that we will fill with movies and TV shows he likes to keep him entertained (hopefully). I thought about getting him a few new smallish toys that he could open every few hours. I have a couple of colouring books and the twister crayons (not that he really colours yet) I have.
How many nappies should I take? Should I take blankets? Pillows? Changes of clothes? How much food should I take?
I get air sick and I usually take some pills that make me sleep for pretty much the whole flight. The worst time is when the food comes out the smell of it makes me sick.
The travel agent we are going through has advised me that she has booked us the seats with the bassinets but I didn't think that could happen until we check in.
Argh sorry so much going through my head I am so confused and feeling unprepared and stressed and nervous. Also stressed about seeing my MIL because we don't really get along.
Anyway any advice would be wonderful :-)