Singapore Airlines with A Baby - Kayla's First FlightTuesday, January 12, 2016
D, Kayla and I went on our first trip together last week to Bali! Thought it'd be great to document her first flight experience here and share some information on flying with a baby under 1 :)
( Very sleepy us on the way to the airport )
We were actually pretty nervous because Kayla was super grumpy in the morning cos she was really tired. In the end she fell asleep while we were having breakfast at the airport haha
We chose to fly with Singapore Airlines because it's a trusted airline and also because I read some rave reviews about flying with kids with them :D
The crew was really friendly and thoughtful, we actually arrived last (a little embarrassed about that) but they were very patient and helped us settle in smoothly. We were given an infant seat belt before takeoff and Kayla had to be strapped onto either one of us until the seatbelt light goes off. This is the best time to give your baby some milk to help with the air pressure. To our surprise, the air pressure during takeoff didn't affect Kayla at all and she was just happily drinking her milk and focused on the flight instruction booklet loll
Once we were safely mid-air, the stewardess came by to help us fix up the bassinet :) It wasn't as deep as I'd expected but I still found it helpful! Kayla could sit comfortably in it (although I was hoping she'd just fall asleep lol, no such luck) and play with random things.
Look at how happy she is hahaha
The flight includes a baby meal, you can choose from 3 flavours of Heinz baby puree. Kayla has never tried this before prior to this trip and really hated it lol. So thank God we brought her favourite snack along!
The flight was seriously a lot easier than I'd expected, Kayla was pretty much happy and calm throughout most of the flight. On the way back she was sleeping through most of it hahaha so yay!
One big problem we encountered was..... having to change her diapers! D checked out the toilet and felt that it was too dangerous to change her in there because she fidgets a lot and the changing table was super small. We ended up quickly changing her at the seat instead, so pressurising omg. Cannot imagine if the flight time was even longer. Really hope planes will include a baby room or a small section for nursing/diaper changes in the future since a lot more people are flying with small babies these days.
All in all it was a good experience for the three of us and am looking forward to more holidays with Kayla in the future ♥︎