9 Jun

So, Hawaii was fantastic. OF course! =)

The girls traveled so well, Hubby and I can’t believe it. When we first boarded the plane in Los Angeles Lennon and I were seated next to a couple from France (I am guessing – but they spoke French and told me that they were from Europe). When we first walked up they glared at us and said “You’re sitting HERE?!” – they were SO PISSED! They wouldn’t speak to us, talk to us, nothing.

By the end of the trip (the girls spent the entire 6 hour (TURBULENT) flight sleeping or flirting with those around them – no crying at all) the couple was completely in love with her. Too funny.

So I do have some tips on traveling with infants/twins:

1) Baby carrier (backpack type) – these were a lifesaver on the plane. My arms would have fallen off if I had had to really hold her the entire time. Plus I felt like it really kept her safe when the plane was rocking violently side to side (eeek!). I was even able to go potty with her strapped to me – impressive, eh?

2) Blankies – toss them over their heads for night night.

3) Juice – if nothing else distracts them, this might save you.

4) Bring enough ear plugs for everyone around you! – I got two huge tubs of them at Rite Aid and even though we never needed them, everyone was really impressed that we offered. It makes people around you relax when they realize that you are not going to just let your kid scream, that you’re going to really try to work with them. And that makes people want to offer to help! =)

5) Ipod – cause you’re not going to have a free hand to do anything else. I uploaded an audio book to mine, it was a sanity saver.

6) Bring your own car seat if you can (don’t recommend it with twins because you will have enough to carry already) – but the car seats you can rent from car rental agencies SUCK! They are generally clean(ish), but they are CHEAP and difficult to use.

7) Bring the smallest stroller you can.

8) TOYS!

9) Disposable bibs and spoons ROCK!

10) Don’t stress, the babies can smell fear (so not kidding).

11) If you are traveling with two lap infants don’t be surprised if your airline separates you from your travel companion. At least on the planes we flew on there were not enough oxygen masks to go around if there are more than one lap infants per row.

That’s about it. More to come & pics on Flikr.

PS Lennon’s site has been updated, if you’re interested in following along.


7 Responses to “Aloha!”

  1. annacyclopedia June 10, 2009 at 7:27 am #

    So glad you had a great time!

  2. Emily June 10, 2009 at 7:29 am #

    I’m glad you had a nice trip. You deserve it! (Actually I’m quite jealous… I need a vacation.) 🙂

  3. baby carriers backpacks June 10, 2009 at 9:27 am #

    Love the list! The only thing I would add, would be pillows for the plane!

  4. twondra June 10, 2009 at 11:54 am #

    Glad you had a good time!!

  5. Kathy June 11, 2009 at 4:54 am #

    So what’s the link to the photos?

  6. Kathy June 11, 2009 at 4:54 am #

    Oh and am really happy that you an amazing time!

  7. Idoia June 11, 2009 at 4:36 pm #

    Glad the vacay went well and thanks for the travel tips. We’re doing a plane trip in July and I need all the help I can get. What kind of stroller did you end up taking? Did they let you check it at the gate, then?

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