The Perfect Little White Dress + Tips For Traveling Solo With A Child

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Recently Scarlett and I did our first solo trip to Texas and I packed this Chicwish dress along. When I saw this little white dress, it gave me Love Shack Fancy vibes for just a fraction of the cost. I didn’t know what our plans in Texas would be, so I love that it can really be changed up based on how you accessorize it. I wore it with sandals for a casual look, but you could wear heels to look dressier. The dress runs true to size, I’m wearing my regular size.

We are going on a little family beach vacation soon and I know this will absolutely be coming with us.

Tips For Flying Solo: (Full blog post on travel tips with a baby here).

  • Bring all the snacks: I also recommend bringing a sippy cup as well
  • Bring a lot of toys: I’m sure it drove everyone crazy on the flight, but toys with sounds help keep Scarlett occupied. It may annoy other people, but it’s much less annoying than a screaming baby. I brought a variety of toys, with things like stuffed animals. Scarlett loves this fake iPhone so much.
  • Don’t over-pack: I had to bring my laptop and camera for an upcoming campaign, so I ended up having that in a backpack plus her diaper bag. It was a lot to carry and I was sore after traveling.
  • Doona Car Seat: If I could go back in time, I wish we had gotten the Doona car seat that has a built-in stroller. At this point it’s too late since Scarlett is close to being too long for the infant car seat, but I am going to consider getting one in the future for our next kid.
  • Backpack diaper bag: This helps you be hands-free
  • TSA Pre: This was a lifesaver. They let me wear Scarlett through security.
  • Baby wearing: I wore Scarlett through security and on the flight.
  • Gate Check a Stroller: I didn’t bring a stroller this time and It would have been nice to have after security.
  • Buy a seat for the child: I personally found it a lot easier for Scarlett to have her own seat (we carry her car seat on). I can’t imagine holding her for the whole flight and not having someone to pass her to.

Traveling solo is not easy, but it is doable. I just want to emphasize not over-packing. It was a lot for me to have my computer bag and camera on my back and to wear her on my front.

Do you have any solo traveling tips?

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  1. jenniferpickering22gmailcom
    July 20, 2021 / 4:55 am

    These are great tips!!

    Curated By Jennifer

    • abyersguide
      August 24, 2021 / 4:47 pm

      Thanks, Jennifer! <3

  2. July 22, 2021 / 4:23 am

    Hi Courtney! This dress is just darling on you and I love its feminine features at the hemline and sleeves. It is also a comfortable length. You did wonderful bringing her by yourself! I have not brought a child as young as Scarlett solo on a plane , our daughter was 22 months when I brought her for my Sisters wedding . I know a stroller is so nice to have, we used a nice one that folds up easily and is lightweight. Lovely photos of your trip and with your parents! Take care, Terri xo.

    • abyersguide
      August 24, 2021 / 4:48 pm

      Thank you so much, Terri! it was hard to travel solo, but so nice to see family. 🙂

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