How to Survive the flight without a bassinet for your baby

What can you do if you don't get a bassinet on the flight? (read more here about how to get a bassinet) 

It can happen, It happened to me. I was flying back alone from Thailand with my daughter from Thailand when she was 11 weeks old. My husband was stuck in India as he didn't have a permanent visa yet for Australia. 

I had called in advance to book the bassinet, but when I got to the airport they told me there were 8 (!) babies on the plane. Some had checked in before me, so even though I had been assured on the phone that I had a bassinet booked, I missed out. 

Was the flight a disaster without it? Luckily no. 

I was lucky that the flight was not completely full. So as a back up plan, they let me bring my capsule/carseat on the flight. There was a spare seat beside me, so I put it on the seat and put my daughter in the car seat. She actually slept quite well in there, so this would be my number 1 back up plan if you don't have a bassinet. 

If the flight is full, you will have to keep your baby in your arms, so then you can read these tips on getting your child to sleep on the plane. 

baby on a plane

Comment below, did you get a bassinet? If not how did you survive the flight? 

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