As the father of a 2 year old with another on the way, I can only imagine how excited you are.
Traveling with the baby at 3 months was truly a walk in the park and not worth the stress I put into pre-planning. Carried him on our lap, took his favorite blanket.
THe SINGLE MOST important tip we found, which we noted on trips he took at 3 months, 4 months, and 8 months, is to hold off on the bottle or the nipple until you are about to takeoff and when you are about descend.
On one trip out of JFK
, he was getting hungry, but stalled him a bit until we heard the engines spool up. At that second, we fed him and it comforted him on takeoff.
Likewise, as the pressure changes took place on descent, he got either a bottle of the nipple and though he tugged at his ears a bit, no crying.
Also, if you can schedule the flight so that takeoff is around a naptime, you are golden. But at 3 months, naptimes may not yet be established.
Feel free to email me as I too have done a bit of research on this on other sites. The travel gets a bit tougher at 15 and 24 months.
All the best to you and here's to a happy and healthy child!
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