Best milk options when flying with a toddler
Fellow family traveler Beth Henry frequently flies the friendly skies. As an airline attendant she has seen the ups and downs of family travel over the years, and is now experiencing it first hand with her own little ones. Milk is always a hard one to figure out when you travel with a toddler, but Beth has come up with a plan that will make travel easier for not only her family, but yours as well.
Once baby is weaned off breast milk and formula, what are your options for milk when you travel?
This is the question I had to ask a few weeks ago when we were packing for a trip for Miami Beach. My son John, who is 13 months old, depends on milk for a good part of his nutrition, but no longer uses formula.
Since I work for an airline I know it is best to assume milk will not be available on your flight. Airlines do supply it, but in small amounts and not at all times of the day. The airline I work for doesn’t stock milk on flights after 10am for those sitting in economy seats, except for on transcontinental and international flights. I was looking for the best milk to pack as a back-up in case fresh milk wasn’t easily accessible while en route. I don’t remember for sure what I used to pack for my older daughter Ella once she was off formula; I probably just went for the milk boxes you can find at any U.S. grocery store.
After a bit of research, I found these options for bringing milk on a plane: