Pack a Boppy Pillowcase When Flying With a Baby
When my child was an infant, I had a deep relationship with something called Boppy. A ubiquitous baby product, this is a pillow designed to help nursing mothers breastfeed – you basically carry it around your body, like a four-year-old about to swim. Although its functionality goes beyond that. Boppy saved my hands as I held my daughter for hours when she had a fever, squeezed her when I fed myself breakfast, and kept her head from banging on the wood floor when she finally tried to sit up. It’s no surprise that young parents want this thing to always be with them, even when they travel. Especially when they are traveling.
On the kids’ forums you will find a thread with the title “Boppy on a plane ??” when mums and dads desperately want to know if they can drag a booster cushion onto a plane, where they’ll be stuck carrying their knots for several sweaty, anxiety-filled hours. While possible, it can be painful. The Boppy is bulky, wider than most economy class seats, and you might not want to throw it around a German airport.
On the Offspring Facebook group, a mom named Alanna, who is currently on a trip abroad with her 3-month-old son (brave soul bless her), wrote about a trip that I think is brilliant: just pack Bobby’s cover and fill it in when you receive it. by plane.
My baby is getting too heavy to just hold in my arms while feeding, especially on the plane. Instead of trying to pack Boppy, I take off its lid and throw it in my carry-on. International flights still provide people with pillows and blankets, so I stuff them with a blanket to stuff. It absolutely saved my back every time I needed to feed her, fit pretty well in an airplane seat and allowed both of us to feel at home without having to pack a full pillow.
Alanna adds that she half-stuffs Boppy because, as I mentioned, the full cushion is too big for an airplane seat. If you are not given pillows and blankets on the plane, you can stuff the cover with other soft items that you may have taken with you – T-shirts, underwear, overalls. This makeshift travel pillow will help your child take a nap and give your arms a rest while you reach your destination. What are you going to do with all this freedom, you ask? Why not flip through a magazine, eat a burger with both hands, or work out for 10 minutes in an airplane seat ?