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I couldn't wait to travel with my baby when I found out I was pregnant.
Who looks more nervous though?
Now I get really nervous whenever I think about it.

I've traveled with babies before, specifically with my baby sister (since she was 5 months old), so I knew that even though traveling with a baby is a lot of work, it is also very rewarding! However, I gave birth to a baby that sometimes (without warning) breaks into a crying fit even though she ate, slept and is clean. It took us a while to come to the realization that we just have a baby who demands more attention and trust me, she DEMANDS it. For this reason, it is no surprise that I cancelled what was supposed to be her first flight at 2 weeks old. I put off traveling with her for so long because I would stress out just thinking about it. I'm stressing out right now.

We have been on a few mini road trips with her, which required us to pull over several times to take her out of her car seat after what felt like an eternity of hysterical crying. She really hates her car seat! I knew that an almost-5-hour flight, which we have coming up soon, would be torture for everyone, so I decided to book a 1-hour flight as a practice run and we survived...ish. She was calm as long as the plane was in the air and as long as she was on my boob, so it wasn't too bad. As nerve-racking as it was, I have booked a few other short trips because I am crazy hoping she gets used to traveling.


It makes a huge difference if you travel with another adult. Luckily, we traveled with my husband for Luna's first flight, so I only have a few travel trips based on the little experience I have acquired so far. We sat in the front even though we had a short flight because we wanted to get off the plane as soon as possible incase Luna got fussy upon landing. I took on a minimalist approach to packing because we wanted to take one carry-on for all three of us, which we managed beautifully! The only other thing we had to carry around was her diaper bag, which I wore as a backpack. The less you have to lug around with a baby, the better, and bonus points if you manage to free your hands during your travels! I used the baby carrier as much as possible to achieve this. Last but not least, breastfeed your baby (if possible), especially during take-off and landing to help calm the baby.

That nervous smile when your baby wakes up as soon as you finally take your seat on the airplane

dem cheeks though...

...she will understand when she's older.
I am really behind on posting, so most of these pictures are from our first mini road trip to San Diego where we stayed at the Marriot Marquis & Marina for a few days. In retrospect, I shouldn't have bothered taking pictures of this outfit, even if I loved the shoes that much, but here they are anyway! 





P.S. I have come to terms with the fact that I have to sacrifice my own OOTDs now that I have to pack several outfits for another human. There is only so much room in one carry-on for two people, especially when one of them drools, spits up and has diaper accidents every now and then. That person is Luna, for those of you that might be confused about who I am referring to. 

Thank you for stopping by!

Much Love,
PerlaGiselle


111 comments

  1. I remember I travelled with my 5 months on a 11 hours long flight. How I survived I don't know. Only I know I survived. :D

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    1. That is the perfect attitude because you will survive at the end!

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  2. You look absolutely amazing Babe. I love your look here. Stay fabulous!
    Have a great week ahead!
    Much love, Len
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  3. Such a sweet post dear, really lovely photos. Also, those shoes look amazing on you. So fab!
    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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  4. You are doing an amazing job I had twins and I refused to stopping doing things I love I travelled with them everywhere from a very early age and they got me in trouble a couple of times because of screaming in public places but do you know what? I thought this is life if people are not happy when children are crying they can remove themselves or hire a private jet. Enjoy your trips and I love your outfit babe you look amazing xoxo Cris
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    1. That is so beautiful! We should never sacrifice the happiness of our children because we are afraid of what others will think! Thank you for stopping by!

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  5. Looks like traveling went well! Love this chic coat you are wearing.

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  6. How adorable is your baby god bless her. I bet is not easy to travel with a little one, but you are doing it right with small trips.

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  7. Great pics, Perla. How adorable are you two:) And my fave is when she was looking longingly at your beer...hehe.
    You are one brave girl for flying with her! You should be proud:) I never had the courage to fly when all the kiddos were babies:P

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    1. Haha I guess I also look at beer the same way ;) Thank you beautiful!

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  8. I love how you both have matching beanies! Your baby is getting big! It is interesting to read about how parents travel with their babies. I am definitely taking note about carrying a backpack. Love your outfit!

    Nancy ♥ exquisitely.me

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    1. Thank you! Yes, she's so chunky too! Lol Thank you!

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  9. Omg your baby is so lovely *___*
    you look so happy, im really happy for you!! :D
    kisses guapa!!

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  10. Travelling with a baby can be tiring but, still so nice. You two are beautiful!

    Marie
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  11. These photos are so cute! I am glad you had fun :)

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  12. That's good that the first short flight with her didn't go too bad! Luna is so cute in all of these photos, and I love your outfit! Those snake print shoes are really cute.

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  13. It's really great! I started taking my daughter to travel only 4 years http://www.recklessdiary.ru

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  14. Ah this is such a lovely post and the photos are all absolutely beautiful! Travelling can be tiring so I can't imagine how stressful it must be with a baby too but it's the memories which make all the difference! :)

    Hope you're well and wishing you a great week ahead!

    Layla x

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    1. It really is but it's so worth it! Thank you!

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  15. sicuramente un viaggio meraviglioso *_*bellissimi

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  16. Your baby is so adorable... I and my babies haven't even taken the plane! Kisses.
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    1. Thank you! I hope to hear about your adventure when you do go on a plane!

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  17. Ohh, he is soo cute <3 Regards:*

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  18. I'm glad to hear she did well on the one-hour flight! Hopefully all goes smoothly on your next flight. Sending positive vibes girl!

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  19. Todo es precioso!! Que tengas feliz tarde!!! šŸŒ·šŸŒ·šŸŒ·

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  20. Awww you guys look so beautiful! I love your outfit! My daughter was like that as a baby too, demanding attention. But now she's pretty independent! Who knew!

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    1. That's good to hear! Thank you for sharing and for your lovely comment :)

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  21. Your baby girl is adorable. You look amazing too, as always. I have been travelling with my daughter since she was 2 months old and I know, it's not easy. We have stayed at this Marriott Marquis & Marina hotel in San Diego almost 3 years ago and we loved it. Happy Monday beautiful xx

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    1. That's great to hear! Thank you beautiful!

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  22. Beautiful photos of you and Luna! Wishing you safe and fun travels Perla!

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  23. Ahh how cute is she! So brave of you to take her on the plane, for me I waited 'til they're over 1 year old haha. Hope you'll have great and safe time on your upcoming holiday.

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    1. Oh man, I don't know if I could have waited that long lol. Thank you so much!

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  24. Your baby is so cute hun, and you look fabulous! Travelling with babies can be hard at times, but sounds like yours went smoothly! Have a wonderful week.

    xoxo
    Lovely
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  25. Awesome!!
    Great news to my blog
    Kisses

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  26. I can only imagine the stresses of traveling with a baby- you guys are champs!

    -Ashley
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  27. Traveling with a little one can be challenging but it looks and sounds like Luna did pretty well on this flight. That's really smart of you guys to take her on a short one to prep for a longer plane ride. And how amazing do you both look :)

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  28. Your baby is adorable! I'm glad your travels went smoothly and I hope future trips will be the same for you guys :)

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  29. aww so sweet! I always thought traveling with a child seemed so hard but you make it look easy!

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  30. Good thing you clarified it was Luna who had the spit ups, I was starting to get worried ;)
    Traveling with a baby is challenging for sure, but it will get easier with time.

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  31. Luna is beautiful!
    Traveling with a small child must be very laborious and requires care, but so good that she has generally behaved well.
    So you get used to being able to travel a lot and meet some amazing places!

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  32. Yes, some babies are like that, more prone to crying than others, I don't think there is really an explanation for it. Luna is so cute, though. I can understand where you are coming from, wanting to share the joys of travelling with your baby but at the same time worrying how she will react to it. Maybe it is better you waited a little bit, it seems you're getting on ok with her now. Adorable family moments captured on camera btw.

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    1. Thank you! I really appreciate your kind words!

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  33. Oh Luna is so beautiful! It must be fun travelling with a baby xx

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  34. You look amazing and your baby is so cute! OMG she is like candy!

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  35. Love her sweet cheeks! I can only imagine how challenging it is to travel with a baby.
    Love your coat and pretty snake shoes! Happy weekend Perla.

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  36. Oh my goodness this is utterly adorable! I'm happy to hear the first time you travelled with Luna was also with your husband; that must have helped with the journey a bit! :) You look as lovely as ever darling - and your little one is a beauty!

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  37. That's so cute, she'll certainly be an adventurer when she grows up <3

    LackaDaisy

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  38. Lovely photo selection.
    xx
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  39. aaaw, the baby is so beautiful and growing fast. I love your outfit. Kisses!

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  40. Woow you have a lovely baby dear!
    I hope you had a great time! xx

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  41. Props to you!! I can't imagine how hard traveling with a baby might be. you look amazing btw!!

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  42. Such a good idea to do a smaller trip and see how you go! Always admire people that travel with babies, it's not small feat. Gorgeous pics xx

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  43. So dear, I liked the post and your look. Unintentionally until you and your baby combined in the colors of the clothes.
    She is beautiful :)

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  44. I hear it can be very stressful for parents to travel. But you sound like you've got a great way of overcoming this! I love the idea of road trips prior to help baby get used to being in unfamiliar surroundings for extended periods of time.

    Sxx
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    1. It truly is, but you have to remain positive! lol

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  45. Aww she's so cute! I cannot wait to travel with my baby/kids when I have them too. It looks difficult, but I still can't wait to show them the world so young!

    -Emily www.coatandcoffee.com

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  46. I can't even imagine, such a great feeling
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  47. Aw she is so beautifullll!! x

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  48. Hola Perla, how you doing? Hope everything is going well with your baby Luna!

    First of all thank you so much for your sweet message in my latest blog post, so good to hear that my content inspired you a little bit :) Te hablarƩ en espaƱol de vez en cuando para que no lo olvides y puedas practicar.

    Is good to see that you're living new adventures with your baby I'll wait for more fresh content in the upcoming months!

    Abrazos desde Barcelona

    Pablo
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    1. Pablo! It is always such a pleasure to hear from you and I always enjoy reading your comments! Muchas gracias por tu apoyo!

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  49. OMG!! She's so, so cute!! And I love your outfit!!
    Have a great day dear! xx

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  50. What a cute casual outfit! :)

    I'm glad the first flight went well! We waited until my boys were much older for their first flight, haha! it was only an hour two and they did well but it's harder when they have to be on your lap the whole time. My next trip they will be old enough for their own seats which will make a difference I think!

    Hope you are having a great week! My mum and I both have the day off today so we are going to have fun and go shopping :)

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    1. Yes it's hard! I think your next trip will go well!

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  51. I love it!
    Still havent traveled with my little girl but ths gives me hope :)
    Hope yu had a nice trip :)

    Love,

    Angela
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  52. Its like you read my mind! London to Nottingham You seem to know so much about this,like you wrote the book in it or something.

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