Red Eye Flights and Baby Gear

Traveling on a red-eye flight is challenging for anyone, babies and adults alike. There are some tips and gadgets that can help.

Traveling on a red-eye flight is challenging for anyone, babies and adults alike. There are some tips and gadgets that can help.

One of my least favorite memories is after a girls’ trip in Las Vegas five years ago. Living in NYC at the time, I booked a red-eye return expecting any libations, exhaustion and after-effects of four days’ of revelry would wear off thanks to a long sleep during the long 5 hour flight home.

I was naive.

After settling into my window seat, a young couple took their seats next to me. The Dad in the middle seat, the Mom in the aisle. With a newborn. A very cute and very young newborn….just seven months old.

For five hours, it was loud, non-stop, primal screaming. The parents felt terrible and I felt terrible for them.

Conde Nast Traveler just published an amazing article entitled, “How to Survive a Red Eye Flight with a Baby” that’s eye-opening for parents who travel with babies on a redeye. There’s recommendations on baby gear gadgets, routines and more that are great suggestions.

Take a read. Because flying is one thing, taking a redeye is something else. It wreaks havoc on your routines, sleep patterns and your day ahead. For kids and adults alike.