I did it! Yes, its worth a celebration, what with his colic and her ‘being the older sibling’ issues. And without the new trend of distributing chocolates for the co passengers. Babies cry, parents’ lives have to go on and the co passengers, being adults themselves, have to be able to live that down with grace and without candy.
We celebrated his first flight at 2 months with a cake in Calcutta. The city looks absolutely stunning between Christmas and New Year (the weather trumps the pujo decor).
K was wonderfully curious about the whole experience, looking around at the lights, fascinated by the windows, amused by the diaper change in the plane. Diaper changes – so choose the seat closest to the loo, when travelling with two; the trips more than double, trust me!
I used the sling with him facing in, but he might well have enjoyed facing out. S was her usual self, it helped to have UNO cards and a card to prepare.
It might have been useful to carry both, the sling and the pram with two kids under 5; but since i was alone, the luggage and pram were impossible.
All in all, a good test run for Oman. Oh yes, we celebrated K’s being born 2 weeks early by making booking for New Years, since, you know 2.5 months is a good enough age to travel 🙂