In less than a month, we will go for our long-haul flight to LA. So about a month ago, we decided to do a test-flight for Ja (our ten month son) to Bali to visit his grandparents.
I quickly bought flight tickets leaving on a Saturday and coming back on Tuesday so to avoid a full flight.
That’s us hanging out at Starbucks. We arrived too early, but I’d rather be early than late cause rushing with a baby is not a good combo!
Choosing a flight according to your baby’s schedule also works well. Our flight was at 3 so I had to be ready to feed him on the plane.
It’s wise that parents STAY CALM. No matter what. I thankfully managed to stay calm. I think the fact that we had a lot of time gave us the chance to be relaxed and catch up with one another.
I put on a short onesie and before we boarded the plane I put on his navy slacks. Slept like a baby.
I can proudly say that he did good on the plane. Except when he pooped during take off. I think all that engine revving got him nervous. Changing him was a challenge since there was a slight turbulence. But we managed to get through.
The flight was only an hour, thank God and we arrived just after sunset. We had a car pick us up to bring us to our parents’ villa.
That’s him happy to see grandma-and the other way round. Although it was past his bedtime, he seemed to enjoy his new surroundings.
Our second day, we all went to Kudeta for breakfast and he absolutely loves it!
We went for an attempt to go to the beach, however things took a different turn….
Yup! Much happier taking a swim with daddy!
And delighted to watch us eat at Warung Menega. Such a good baby
In fact he was so good during the day, I mean, he really enjoyed his time during the day, he had trouble sleeping. But I managed to give him a massage so he feels relaxed.
Flying back to Jakarta was more or less the same in a way that he pooped again during take off. But after that he just played until we landed safely.
I am crossing my fingers and hope Ja will be alright during the long flight. Of course, there will probably be some hostile stare and glare, but I don’t want that to affect me that much. And my motto is “whatever works”
Wish me luck!!