No matter what you do as a parent, someone is always quick to judge your decisions. Breastfeeding? “Cover yourself!” Formula feeding? “Don’t you know breast is best?” Co-sleeping? “You’ll never get that kid out of your bed! He’ll still be sleeping with you when he’s in college!”
Obviously, it’s best to just avoid and ignore everyone’s comments. You can never please everyone. Especially everyone on a plane when you’re travelling with baby in tow. That’s right. There are still people out there that believe the first few years of a child’s life should be locked away in the comfort of your own home, where no one but its parents might hear it cry. That child should be neither seen nor heard for fear it may utter a noise within earshot of a child-less adult.
OK, so not all people are that harsh, but there are still many that believe babies do not belong on airplanes, which means they also believe that those exhausted, overwhelmed parents don’t belong there either. Because don’t even think about travelling without your baby because that brings about a whole other group of judgy people.
Ultimately, many parents are going to travel with their babies, and some people will judge you, others will be mad at you, but is it still worth it? You bet.
One dad just wrote the most amazing and hilarious blog post that perfectly captures all of the trials and tribulations that you encounter when travelling with an infant, and why in the end, you should absolutely do it if given the chance.
So go head, over-pack your suitcases and set off to see the world. You, and your baby will be better for it.