My wife and I took a short trip to New York City last month. It was our first trip with our son, Jack, who was 3.5 months old at the time. Even after reading lots of info online and getting advice from friends, we really didn’t know what it was going to be like to travel with an infant. What did we learn? It’s hard. Big surprise, right?
We didn’t buy a seat for him on the flights so he was to be on our laps. He didn’t mind that for a while but he wasn’t able to sleep for more than a few minutes here and there, so that meant hours of holding him, changing positions, etc. Jack didn’t cry or scream at all during the flight, so that was lucky.
What I didn’t realize before the trip is that New York City, or probably any large city, is especially challenging. If our first trip was at big beach resort it might have been much easier. (One unrelated issue that made it even harder for us was that all three of us got sick on the trip - but that's unusual!)Read More