@kvruns we are bringing wipes (I prefer the Kirkland ones and you can't by a single pack just a giant box) and we have already ordered a box of diapers there so they should be waiting for us! Im bringing a small Vaseline (since we will need some for the plane anyway)
@kvruns mostly just clothes and shoes etc ! I'm trying so hard to pack light but I'm SO bad at it! I can't even manage to cut shoes down from 5 (flats for dressy outfits, toms for casual, sneakers for walking, flip flops for when it's warm / going to the pool and hunters for the rain). And I don't even know what to wear flying yet! Wouldn't mind but I am far from fashionable. STUCK:I usually wear my bulkiest shoes on the plane though I don't think I'd be doing the Hunters for that so I'd go for sneakers since I like comfy footwear for airports or the Toms even though they don't take up much room. Do you have to have the Hunters? I usually roll my clothes which feels like it takes up less space too though I don't know if that is true. Although my last 2 trips also had washer/dryer access which was very helpful for packing.
good luck with the travels @lajoliedreamer , let us know how your travel goes. We are going to travel across the US in August and I am a little nervous about it. I can either book a direct flight or a flight with lay over. Did you choose to have 2 lay overs on purpose or did you have to ? I could not decide which would be easier. I flew with L 11 hours when she was 2 months old but it was so easy then. Also, do you know if we can get a baby bassinet in domestic flights ? it helped a lot with our international flights.
I definitely see the benefit of a layover to give baby (and mommy) a break. But personally I prefer direct. We all know the worst part of flying is take off and landing and I was so worried about M's ears that I decided it was best to do as little ear popping as possible. We ended up doing a stopover on the way there and direct on the way back.
@tvh1982 What brand of formula is it? We may have it. You can always have a box shipped to your hotel too. We're a Huggies diapers house but honestly, I think they're all basically the same. If you had a boy I'd say stay away from Pampers because they produce lint that gets caught in M's circumcision but since you don't have to deal with all that stuff you should be fine with whatever you buy.