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    Default Aisle or Window Seat with a 4 month old

    Hi,

    I am travelling solo with my 4 month old soon on a four hour flight. The flight is at night so I'm hoping bub will just sleep. I'm wondering whether to choose the aisle or window seat. I can see pro's and cons for both.

    Aisle seat I can get up as much as I like, but I won't have much privacy and will have to put up with someone possibly climbing over me and bub.

    Window seat I won't be able to get up so easily but I'll have more privacy for breastfeeding. I'm kind of leaning towards window in the hope that bub will just sleep.

    Any suggestions??

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    Personally I go for aisle when my kids are small. You can easily get up if you need to go to the toilet/nappy change. You can get up to walk around etc.
    I hate having to squeeze through people.

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    Aisle! You will likely want to get up and walk around more than the person sitting next to you...

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    Aisle at that age, window for toddlers. It's what has worked for me anyway

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    Thanks for the replys people. This is bubs first flight and it's slightly stressing me out! I keep reminding myself that it's only 4 hours and he can't cry the whole time!

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    Aisle definitely. You might need some more elbow room for a pillow or if bubs is laying across your lap sleeping.

    PS - I flew with my DD when she was 4 months old, 3.5 hours. She did fine. I BF'd during takeoff as much as she would take, tried to BF on landing but she got a bit upset at all the bumps. Otherwise she was great, she slept for 2 hours and then played quietly with me, her toys and the in-flight magazine. Its far easier when they're little, you will be fine

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    Hmmm initially I was going to say aisle too...but what if you finally get her to sleep and the person next to you needs to get up and you disturb her

    So for that reason alone I would say window. Who cares if you have to climb over people, hopefully you won't have to get up anyway!

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    When i have gone on flights the ticket shows what seat you get and unless the other person wants to swap during the flight then your stuck with the seat be it aisle, window or middle if there is 3 seats across, altho I have found on flights that were not packed the attendants would allow us to get up and choose the spare seats ( I ended up with 3 seats to myself on one flight with bubs) but we still had to be in the seat stated on our ticket for landing and takeoff. Because only the rear seats have the small oxy masks then you will usually be seated with other mums and bubs so hopefully if you have another person next to you they will be considerate.

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    Isle, gives you the option of pacing if need be.

    Quote Originally Posted by punky View Post
    I keep reminding myself that it's only 4 hours and he can't cry the whole time!
    Dont put it past him.


 

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