Now that we have one trip under our belt, we found a few things that worked well for us, and some that I worried about that I didn’t need to. Here’s a look into how we prepared for and traveled with Logan. Our trip was 10 days long to a town without a Target (!), so preparing was key!
–Before we left, I ordered some supplies from Diapers.com (a favorite website). I had diapers, wipes, bottles, baby dish soap, a sponge, vaseline, shampoo and lotion, and some other odds and ends shipped to our hotel. We figured whatever we had leftover we would ship home and use as extras when things run out.
–I also placed an order from a company called Baby’s Away for some furniture and toys. Since Logan is just three months old, things like a bouncy seat and swing are very important to our routine! He takes two great naps in the swing daily (well, sometimes). I ordered a crib (that came with bumper and crib sheet), bouncy seat, swing, bath tub and a changing pad with cover. All were in great shape, clean, and so necessary. All were also waiting in our hotel room on arrival and were picked up after we left.
–I was very worried about his eating schedule. Since Mountain time is one hour behind Central, would we adjust him, keep him on Central, or just wing it? We sort of did a combo and ended up just feeding him when he was hungry. Most days he had a normal 6 feedings, but a few had one extra. If he normally eats first at 7 am and last at 7 pm, the range was somewhere within an hour both ways of each feeding. It really wasn’t a big deal.
–What we did realize is that Logan was affected by the altitude more than we anticipated. On the first night, we heard him wheezing in his sleep. When we went over to him and saw his eyes still closed, we felt bad that he was having trouble breathing. We ended up using a humidifier next to the crib and elevating one side of the crib. It sort of helped, but he still needed some help staying asleep by extra soothing, putting paci back in, and he still woke up to eat.
–Thanks to Jeffrey’s cousin/pediatrician, Eve, we think he may have had a headache or just needed some more hydrating. She gave us permission to try a little water which we had never done and that seemed to help a bit. He also seemed extra hungry, so on those days he ate extra.
–For the airports, I ended up wearing him in the Bjorn on the airplane and gate checking the stroller and car seat. We checked the car seat base for no cost, which I think is normal. I also decided to carry on the Boppy pillow on the way there, but decided to ship it back home. I ended up not using it on the plane, but I did use it in the airport on the way there because I had to feed him twice before we left because of a cancelled plane and second delayed one.