Hi everyone. Im hoping for some advice and reassurance regarding a few questions. In mid July I will be travelling from Melbourne to Manchester with my 7 month old son. My amazing mum has actually booked us business class tickets as im travelling alone with my little boy. I know lots of business class passangers are now going to be horrified at the prospect of 21 flying hours next to a baby but i am doing everything i possible can to make this as smooth as possible.
First a few details. We are booked with Emirates however our first sector is on the Qantas A380.(the rest are emirates) We fly Mel-Dubai, 3 hours in Dubai then Dubai-Manchester. On the return leg we are going Manchester-Dubai-Singapore, 1 night in Singapore then flying back to Melbourne.
I have tried to time as much as possible that we will be flying at night in the hope that my little one will sleep as much as possible. Iv been working out what toys he is happy to sit and play with on my knee quietly (for turbulance), iv got him used to watching a few different kids shows so if I get desperate he can at least look at the tv.
SO here are my questions
what is the best way to take formula on a plane? Given we will be travelling for 30 hours all up on the way to the UK, at some stage im going to have to refill bottles.
How have people warmed bottles on a flight?
Does anyone know with the Chauffer service whether they will transport infants. I spoke with emirates and they have booked it but couldnt let me know if they had car seats or not. I know in Melbourne for example it is legal (even tho not ideal) to carry an infant on your lap in the backseat of a taxi-not sure how the limos are classed. We will mainly need this in Singapore.
3) Baby Change
This is a weird question but if I need the loo whilst my little one is awake does anyone know if the baby change table in the toilets is in reach of the toilet-im guessing it will be as its an aeroplane and id imagine even in business class the toilets wont be particularly roomy. Im thinking i can lay him down on that and keep one hand on his whilst i do what i need to do.
4) Seat belt. Im going to be taking an ergo baby carrier (like a backpack that i wear my little one in on my front) anyone know if there is bad turbulance can i wear him in this with the seatbelt as well. (That way I have my hands free and he can sleep on me) Particularly if I end up without a bassinet or there is long long periods of turbulance.
5)Any other words of wisdom/advice?
Thanks everyone in advance!!