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Re: Flight with 2 babies, starting to freak out!

If you fly KLM via Amsterdam they will give you the stroller at the gate, so will most of the american airlines.

When are you flying? I have stroller/car seat in one which I don't need anymore but it is still in my house in the Netherlands, I will be there from 8-10 till 16-10 and could bring it back with me for you.
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Old 22.08.2011, 11:51
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Have you thought of asking another passenger for help?
Someone travelling on their own, not to obviously well-dressed for an important business meeting, maybe a middle-aged lady who has been through it herself.
I travel on my own all the time and always try to help if I see someone struggling with children and baggage, and I would absolutely never mind being asked.
Maybe worth a try, and they can always say 'no'.
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Agreed. I know that you perhaps don't want to be a "burden" on other passengers, but it doesn't hurt to ask. I was asked to help on the last flight I went on, and was more than happy to oblige. I'd like to think most people would do the same.
Well I actually even thought of the idea of inviting someone to mexico with me (I have 2 payed tickets waiting for a name, one will be my name and the other my son, but he can still travel on lap so an adult could also use it), the problem is that the flight ticket is round so the person must stay for the month there and nobody of my friends has that availability and when asking other people to help me travel with my kids to my hometown country the immediate reaction was,,, (well i got the impression they were thinking im kidnapping my kids and they wanted no part on it)
In order to ask for help to a passenger I will need to be inside of the plane and the thing is that Im still wondering if I will be allowed just with the harness type belt. Im trying at all cost NOT to bring a car seat, it will only result in spending money I dont really have (buy car seat, car seat adapters for stroller and most importantly buy stroller that allow car seat adapters for car seat)


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I find it challenging to travel alone with one child. Best of luck for travels with two!

If you decide to take your carseat on the plane, there are several wheely car seat carriers that you can attach to the car seat. This way you can roll it through the airport with your 2 year old sitting down.

These are some of the links from amazon.com. I searched for travel+carseat+airport

http://www.amazon.com/Traveling-Todd...4002720&sr=8-2

http://www.amazon.com/Go-Go-Babyz-QR...4002720&sr=8-5
Thanks for the links I'll have a look!
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Old 22.08.2011, 12:30
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Re: Flight with 2 babies, starting to freak out!

Im pretty sure a nanny would not say no to that offer of coming with for a month???

also I dont have kids yet but I observe people that do in airports;

I will buy the kid leash, I dont care what people think of that (in any case I am to tall to hold a kids hand till they are like 5 or so )

I will buy them the electronic games to keep them occupied. (WITH extra batteries) and let them play as long as they want cause it will wear them out.
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Im pretty sure a nanny would not say no to that offer of coming with for a month???

also I dont have kids yet but I observe people that do in airports;

I will buy the kid leash, I dont care what people think of that (in any case I am to tall to hold a kids hand till they are like 5 or so )

I will buy them the electronic games to keep them occupied. (WITH extra batteries) and let them play as long as they want cause it will wear them out.
Well If a nanny is interested in having a payed trip to mexico (flight, food, bed) just to hold my kid in her lap during takeoff/landing and help trough airport checks and flight, just let me know before 4pm today as the tickets will be named today

Anthony, thanks for the advise!
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Re: Flight with 2 babies, starting to freak out!

could try anibis.ch but the tought of someone you dont know etc etc etc

I thought you had more time.... well best of luck with it and hope it works out. btw dont they have strollers in the airports anyway? If you guy to the desk where you can get wheelchairs and such, i believe they have strollers also.


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I heard

that tellytubbies has got hyponitic properties.. A friend of mine with young kids once going on holiday and the plane are full of like 4 years old for some reason.. You can imagine the noise during take off.

Soon as seatbelt sign is off, the movie came on and its tellytubbies.. The whole plane just gone dead quiet! Parents just breath a sign of relief!

Have their favourite cartoon ready in ipod or whatever format and just play it to clam them down. If you can find someone to help you with them at airport, great; if not at least that will give you some peace.

also, you might want to get one of these (I know, short notice)


I have seen a lot of parents just drag the case with the kid on it.. The kid enjoy it and you don't have to worry that he has run off!
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Re: I heard

I have a trunki ladybug ( website @ http://www.trunki.co.uk/categories/trunki_2 ) for my daughter and I cannot say enough good things about it. Large enough for snacks and entertainment AND she can ride on it through the airport without having to deal with a stroller. She loves to pack it and, packed well, can get you through 10-12 hours. I often wrap up little 'surprises' to open only once we're on the plane for added fun. Get one

As for the car seat...you won't really need it on the plane, at least I never really used it and didn't miss it. As a parent, it pays to travel as lightly as possible since we all know how quickly we become pack horses from when we used to travel with a small carryon prior to having kids. Unless you are renting a car in Mexico, you won't need it there, either. I always checked the stroller, too, when I had one since they often have ones you can rent in the airport if you have a long layover though this varies by airport. I never missed it either though so....consider shedding as much stuff as you can and checking as much stuff as you can and get the trunki that the kids can ride on from gate to gate.

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Old 22.08.2011, 14:11
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I have a trunki ladybug ( website @ http://www.trunki.co.uk/categories/trunki_2 ) for my daughter and I cannot say enough good things about it. Large enough for snacks and entertainment AND she can ride on it through the airport without having to deal with a stroller. She loves to pack it and, packed well, can get you through 10-12 hours. I often wrap up little 'surprises' to open only once we're on the plane for added fun. Get one
I bought a cheap version of one of those trunki things from Aldi a while back and they still have them in - well last week they did) only 30CHF I think (or 20CHF) great idea but my boy is not big enough yet for it
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Old 22.08.2011, 19:52
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I have a trunki ladybug ( website @ http://www.trunki.co.uk/categories/trunki_2 ) for my daughter and I cannot say enough good things about it. Large enough for snacks and entertainment AND she can ride on it through the airport without having to deal with a stroller. She loves to pack it and, packed well, can get you through 10-12 hours. I often wrap up little 'surprises' to open only once we're on the plane for added fun. Get one

As for the car seat...you won't really need it on the plane, at least I never really used it and didn't miss it. As a parent, it pays to travel as lightly as possible since we all know how quickly we become pack horses from when we used to travel with a small carryon prior to having kids. Unless you are renting a car in Mexico, you won't need it there, either. I always checked the stroller, too, when I had one since they often have ones you can rent in the airport if you have a long layover though this varies by airport. I never missed it either though so....consider shedding as much stuff as you can and checking as much stuff as you can and get the trunki that the kids can ride on from gate to gate.

You aren't a burro, you're a mom.
Well we do have a car in mexico (not mine, my parents and we will use it) and friends of mine already dropped 2 maxi cosi in my moms house waiting for us. regarding your comment that is not necessary the use of the maxicosi is my arguments with the airline because my son will be 23 months by the time of flight and he is supposed to be at least 24 to let him seat without maxicosi, however there is the CARES restrain system (kids with 10+ kg can use it) but i haven't heard of anyone who has actually used it, only the "comments on the web page" so Im still trying to find every single possible option so I dont miss the friggin flight for not being prepared
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Old 22.08.2011, 22:26
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Re: Flight with 2 babies, starting to freak out!

Giving a quick bump, maybe the 10 o'clock crew has used the CARES harness ?
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Well we do have a car in mexico (not mine, my parents and we will use it) and friends of mine already dropped 2 maxi cosi in my moms house waiting for us. regarding your comment that is not necessary the use of the maxicosi is my arguments with the airline because my son will be 23 months by the time of flight and he is supposed to be at least 24 to let him seat without maxicosi, however there is the CARES restrain system (kids with 10+ kg can use it) but i haven't heard of anyone who has actually used it, only the "comments on the web page" so Im still trying to find every single possible option so I dont miss the friggin flight for not being prepared
Thanks for the link, i¨ll check it!
Relax I don't think the airline will bat an eye at either the lack of carseat or the harness, really. Good to have, I know, but don't stress too much over it. In fact, I don't think I recall ever seeing a 2yo with a booster or anything like a harness in my travels. Worry more about entertainment for him. I've done the long haul and it pays to get that little suitcase as they love it and keeps them happy for a good long while. All the smiles and pointing as you pull them along through the airport doesn't hurt any, either.
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Old 22.08.2011, 22:45
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Relax I don't think the airline will bat an eye at either the lack of carseat or the harness, really. Good to have, I know, but don't stress too much over it. In fact, I don't think I recall ever seeing a 2yo with a booster or anything like a harness in my travels. Worry more about entertainment for him. I've done the long haul and it pays to get that little suitcase as they love it and keeps them happy for a good long while. All the smiles and pointing as you pull them along through the airport doesn't hurt any, either.
Thanks, I've been looking at those, still checking if the baby haus wehrli has them or similar. its so dificult that we think in english here and when we need to actually find them in stores, we must translate to german (which i dont write). im trying with the brand name and no luck so far. But I already have a selection of toys. they both get hours just with cars they love cars and thinking on the rest of the people on the plane i dont want to bring musical kind of toys. I think a friend will let me use a portable dvd player so iwill bring films
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Re: Flight with 2 babies, starting to freak out!

Hi, I also have 2 under 2 (11 and 22 months) and this is what I did on a recent flight with a connection and no buggy (but only one ... I am impressed by your bravery):
- 11 months in baby carrier (baby bjorn)
- trolley with all the stuff, in particular lots of snacks
- 22 months walking / riding on trolley
- always asking for help (people are always happy to help if asked, and many offer)
- taking things easy, smiling a lot, making it fun for the little ones
- enduring the crying and kicking during the flights, apologizing to everyone around me

I think your kids are too small for electronic entertainment ... unfortunately, because things get easier when then can watch dvds, 'read' through books etc. It will be so tiring to keep them happyish, but you will get through it!

good luck!
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So how do you do it? have you ever done it?
Im going to travel making 3 conections starting in Zurich and destination Mexico Paradise. The situation is that I have to travel with 2 babies and the almost 2 years old will have his own seat and ....
Don't. It will be better for the babies and for the fellow passengers.
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Re: Flight with 2 babies, starting to freak out!

Thank you so much, hearing it can be done and all the great advise i received with all the posts and pms really makes me less nervous. By the way, how did you do it inside of the plane? maxicosi? restrain belt?

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Hi, I also have 2 under 2 (11 and 22 months) and this is what I did on a recent flight with a connection and no buggy (but only one ... I am impressed by your bravery):
- 11 months in baby carrier (baby bjorn)
- trolley with all the stuff, in particular lots of snacks
- 22 months walking / riding on trolley
- always asking for help (people are always happy to help if asked, and many offer)
- taking things easy, smiling a lot, making it fun for the little ones
- enduring the crying and kicking during the flights, apologizing to everyone around me

I think your kids are too small for electronic entertainment ... unfortunately, because things get easier when then can watch dvds, 'read' through books etc. It will be so tiring to keep them happyish, but you will get through it!

good luck!
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Re: Flight with 2 babies, starting to freak out!

just the restraint belt. You really don't want to also have to lug a car seat around. Plus it will take up lots of space. Better to have 2 regular seats (ideally 3!) for you all. Things can get really cramped inside.

And mentally prepare for the worst possible scenario (2 constantly screaming and kicking kids) ... anything better will be a bonus.

You will be so shattered (I was) ... but we do these things because we love and need to spend time with our distant families.

You will not forget this trip!
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just the restraint belt. You really don't want to also have to lug a car seat around. Plus it will take up lots of space. Better to have 2 regular seats (ideally 3!) for you all. Things can get really cramped inside.

And mentally prepare for the worst possible scenario (2 constantly screaming and kicking kids) ... anything better will be a bonus.

You will be so shattered (I was) ... but we do these things because we love and need to spend time with our distant families.

You will not forget this trip!
Yes I will have 2 seats and the belt. No I dont want the maxi cosi, but was a bit afraid the airline will not let me use the belt, as have called Air France and they told me over the phone there is no other way but to have a carseat as my baby is not yet 24 months. I know the belt is for babies with more than 10kg and explained to the person in the line, still car seat was the only answr i got. which airlines did you used? In paris im going to take aeromexico and im always pleased with their service and from here to paris there is swiss and air france.
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