I’m flying from NY to LA in a few weeks with my 4 year old and DH. Last time we flew to Florida we didn’t bring the car seat on the plane. My son did OK on the flight there but was very fidgety on the way back. I want him to sleep on the flight to LA since we are leaving at 7pm EST.

I think he will sleep better in the car seat. He has some special needs/low muscle tone and i think he does better when he has a contained space around him if that makes sense. Selfishly I don’t want him lying on me the whole time. But I know it’s going to be a pain to lug around the seat as I have a Britax Marathon. DH doesn’t think we should bring it on the plane. Any suggestions/ideas/solutions other than the car seat? Or should I just suck it up?

I’m also 4 months pregnant. very excited for this trip but stressed about the flight.