First round trip flight (17-18 nov, 2018)
Babuji was to receive a long service award and wanted us to travel together as a family.
The gravity of the situation did not hit us until the last few hours before take off.
Products/services that totally made our 24 hour count:
for his clothes
for super quick prints of our note.
for the phenomenal service
We all face situation while travelling where we see small babies and hope they don’t fuss or cry and “spoil our mood”. We have been on that side too, of course both husband and I have helped parents with babies when it came as a chance. However to maintain a positive and friendly vibe around our baby’s first flight was very important to me.
It was not necessarily to allay sorry but to let people know that there is a small child on board and please be patient with us.
I packed few candies, @3m
ear plugs and a note for seats around us.
Guess what mister @shankar.mahadevan
was there too and he mentioned the note on his account and blessed him. Another kind gentleman wrote a note for him and gave to us and asked us to make him read when is older.
The jet airways crew put together a small celebration and Avyukt obliged with hugs and smiles and kisses.
People wished us well even when he was shrieking on board air vistara as he was not able to get sleep.
What dii we learn from all this:
✈️ Don’t be afraid.
✈️ It is okay for your child to be cry, laugh, sneeze, not feed, pull on the ear; the way you keep yourself will define that way the child is. It helps the kiddo. ✈️ It is okay to ask for help and accept help too.
✈️ We took upgrade where we could.
✈️ Pack toys and essentials always.
✈️ We changed diapers before the flight and after the flight to avoid his discomfort.
✈️ Do not feel embarrassed about the what’s your child reacts to the situation. Keep reassuring him/him, you may feel they want understand; but they do.
✈️ Before anything new Avyukt is about to go through, i talk to him about it. .
What are your key points for air travel? Do share.