Maui Vacation Equipment - 5 Tips for Baby's First Flight

Are you about to board your first flight to Maui with your baby? Don't worry, we've got you covered!

At Maui Vacation Equipment, we don't just rent your gear. Our team is here to truly cater to your needs and to help you deal with delicate first time situations like the little one's first time on the beach or flying for the very first time with your baby.

If you haven't traveled by air with your baby before, here are a few pointers that could help make your trip to Maui safer and more enjoyable.

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Baby's first flight to Maui: how to fly to the island with your baby?

The first thing you need to know about flying to the island is that any flight to Maui is going to be a long one. If you’re more comfortable with your baby flying within their car seat, you may purchase an airplane ticket for your baby and attach your car seat to the airplane seat belt. If your baby is under 2 years old, they may fly for free to Maui when seated on their parents lap.

Can you bring extra food and clothing on your baby's first flight to Maui?

Not only are you able to bring extra food and clothing for your baby on the plane, it is recommended that you do so.

If this is your baby's first flight to Maui, make sure to always bring enough food, diapers, wipes, and clothing, for both you and the baby. Keep in mind that air pressure changes can mess with your baby’s belly, and as a result, your clothing may suffer too.

Takeoff and landing in Maui: How to prevent your baby from crying on the plane?

Your baby’s ears may bother them when the air pressure changes and, as a result, your little one may start crying.

Keep in mind that, for a typical flight over the Pacific, your cruising altitude is 36,000 ft., which takes about 35 to 40 minutes for ascent and descent. To prevent your baby from crying on the plane, it may help to try and time the feeding or sleeping schedule during that time.

If feeding your baby or putting them down for a nap isn’t an option, try using a pacifier during the ascent and descent.

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Baby's first flight to Maui: Can you bypass a long wait?

Most airports should have separate lines for families going through security.

If you're looking to bypass a long wait, look for other families with small children or ask around to find out how you and your baby could avoid standing in a long line to get through security.

Boarding your flight to Maui for the first time with a baby

If you’re flying with a small child, your family should be able to board the plane first, or at least right after first class. Whatever the case, if you feel you need an extra minute to get your baby settled in their seat, take your time. Once the little one is settled, you can take a well deserved deep breath and allow yourself to enjoy the journey.

Your baby's first flight to Maui shouldn't be a stressful experience. On the contrary, it should be a joyous occasion if it's the first time you fly to our island as a family!