Flying with a baby can be not only difficult but also extremely stressful for parents as well as other airplane passengers. However, there is a way to bring a "Boppy" pillow onto a plane to make a journey easier for everyone involved.
For those who are unaware, the Boppy is a specially designed pillow for breastfeeding, that gives mom's (or dad's) arms a break by allowing baby to rest comfortably on the cushion. The pillow is worn around the waist of the parent, almost like a pool floatie, and provides comfort and support for holding and feeding an infant.
Bringing Boppy on a plane has become quite the hot topic on most online baby forums. Although extremely comfy and useful, the pillow is huge and awkward to carry. There really isn't a convenient way to bring the item onto a plane, because of its shape and size. Both moms and dads are always looking for tips on traveling with a baby, and many have been searching for information about how to bring the cumbersome Bobby into the air.
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Thankfully, one mom shared a solution. Instead of lugging around the entire large pillow, only bring the cover. Then, once you are on the plane, ask a flight attendant for either a couple of pillows or blankets to stuff it enough so that it is usable. Parents can also shove the case full of soft items out of their carry-on bags if the flight attendant does not have pillows or blankets. Remember, the travel Boppy does not have to be the full size of the regular pillow, but it should be stuffed enough to make the trip comfortable for you and baby.
Of course, there is also the option of bringing the entire Boppy pillow, but you may have issues unless you have multiple seats to yourself.
A huge thank you to this mom for sharing her brilliant travel hack! Boppy is so comfy and useful that it should never have to be left at home, especially for long trips.
Have you ever used the Boppy when traveling? If so, please share your thoughts with us in the comment section!