Travelling often with the boys gave me a little more confidence to travel after I had the twins, knowing that I am never ‘stuck’, and family (and home) is just a plane ride away.Whilst the thought of jumping on a plane with one baby can be enough to bring on hot sweat, travelling with twins means you must be extra prepared. The twins first flew at only a couple of months old (three months) to see our family for Christmas, then again at 6 months for Easter. Having had a few trips up our sleeves with the girls, we knew what we needed to bring for our international flight to Bali. When booking our flights, I tried to book night flights both ways. That way the twins would be able to just go to sleep in our arms during the flight. During the flights, we would always try and ‘wind down’ the girls upon finding our seats. We'd use swaddle bags and bottles and try to get them to sleep. We wouldn’t usually give the girls dummies or extra bottles throughout the day, but with travelling we have been more relaxed with our approach. Be prepared to throw any form of routine or rules out the window and just go with the flow.
Another thing worth mentioning is that, those around you will understand that you're already on edge, so focus on being calm. Calm mama, calm baby.We haven’t had a problem with the kids ears on planes, so personally I wouldn’t stress about it, a bottle or dummy will be fine. Whilst every baby, parenting style and family is different, here are a few key things that help us when travelling!
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