Hi, wasn't sure where to post this but just had a quick question.
We are due to travel with a 1yr old on a 10hr flight. Bubba has one nap a day around 12pm for about 2-3hrs and then goes down for the night at 630pm. Our flight doesn't take off till 930pm!
My question is this: for those of you who have travelled on a night flight (past kids bedtime) what did you do? Eg did you try and get them to have a nap at the airport etc etc. Grateful for any advice!
Thanks in advance! :-)
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29-12-2013 00:35 #1Member
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Night flight with bub
29-12-2013 01:02 #2
We mainly go with the flow. In your case I would either get baby to sleep at his normal time in his pram if you can check it in at the boarding gate (check with the airline) then carry him asleep on board and put him in the bassinet as soon as you are flying.
If you can't take the pram to the boarding gate then same scenario but using an ergo baby instead of a pram.
29-12-2013 05:37 #3
I recently did a 20 hour flight to the UK with my 20 month old....i was stressed about her sleeping on the flight out, wanted her to go to sleep at her usual nap time - which would have been at the airport. This didn't happen!!! I was worried but then realised she would sleep when tired, she fell asleep on take off (4pm compared to her usual 12pm nap time) then after a short sleep stayed up to the equivalent of 10/11pm.....anyway my point is don't stress too much about the sleep times, they will sleep when tired, if given the opportunity and the airport/plane is exciting so bound to stay up a bit longer.
On the whole I was surprised with how well the flight went, thought it would be a disaster but we all survived. However I will always have a stopover in the future. Good luck.
29-12-2013 05:38 #4
Oh and just to add, our return flight was at night and DD just stayed up and feel asleep as soon as we were on the plane. She had a later afternoon nap before so she could stay up that extra few hours.
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