The Ladies Lounge- Baby travel Edition! Seven things….

Dr J had grand plans.

Plans of packing light.

Plans of not carrying any unnecessary hand- baggage.

Plans of being stress- free.


Ha Ha Ha Ha…. Bellows Mr H.

Yeah sure!


Dr J maxed out her luggage allowances. To the very last kilo. And more….

Including an overstuffed diaper bag and a 10 kilo strolley as hand baggage…


Mr H sagely nods. Experience has made him wise and taught him to remain mum!


Lil Z was at her squirmy best. And super inquisitive…

Hardly slept a wink during the entire flight…


Yet, Mama and Z had a fabulous time- both at the airport and on- board!

Here are the top seven things that made the duo’s travel easier ….


1. Ditched the stroller!

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The Ergobaby. I can’t sing enough praises of this one! She seemed comfortable and I had my hand’s free. Also, the stroller takes a beating during air travel. You have no clue as to how it is returned to you (or in what condition)  after you land 🙂

2. Everything on hand…

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The hand sling thinggy… I had all the essentials (travel documents, boarding passes, money, phone) on hand, always. Saved me from digging into my bag a million times and also saved them from slipping off my butter fingers!

3. Around my neck…

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A simple solution. A random phone string/ strap hooked on to a pacifier and slung around Mama’s neck. Even if the baby (like Zoe) does not take a pacifier, it will keep her busy while in the carrier. Giver her something to fiddle with, rather than chew down the carrier itself!

4. The ever- useful black scarf/ stole

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Head scarf. nursing cover, light wrap/ blanket- all rolled into one. Saves one from carrying around a nursing cover.

5. Jango the tiger!

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Zoe does not play or cuddle with him. In fact she chucks him away if he is handed to her. But she loves it when he moves and talks (Dr J talking in weird voices!)! Puppetry keeps her intensely engaged, and anything from the QA blankets to duty free covers will do the trick. As long as it seems to have a mouth that moves and makes weird sounds!

6. Baby Einstein!



This is how the puppet fascination started. Baby Einstein on the iPad kept her hooked for an entire 25 minutes- that is twenty more minutes better than any other toy/ contraption/ person!

7. Finally…

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A comfortable, long, three- fourth sleeved, discreet, nursing top- INVALUABLE!

Go ahead ladies, take that long- planned trip of yours!

Till next time…

Dr J.


Click here to check out a similar post- for newborns.

Info on products mentioned:

  1. Ergobaby Original – Black/ Camel- Mothercare- Landmark, Qatar. 425 QAR/ 7225 INR/ 115 USD
  2. Black Pashmina Scarf-  Splash, Qatar- 20 QAR/ 340 INR/ 6 USD
  3. Pigeon Pacifier with lid- Babyshop- Centerpoint, Qatar. Don’t remember the price.
  4. Random mobile holding string/ strap.
  5. State Express travel folder- Lifestyle, Bangalore- India. 118 QAR/ 2000 INR/ 35 USD.
  6. DISNEY Tiger- Lulu, Qatar. 75 QAR/ 1275 INR/ 21 USD
  7. Baby Einstein Puppet Show Anthology- Downloaded from YouTube.
  8. Mothercare Blooming Marvellous Nursing Top- Available at Mothercare outlets both in India and Qatar. Don’t remember the price. Comes in a pack of two- Black and Grey.

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