I had already not been sleeping the night before since I had to pack for THREE people. I and Hubby didn't get to sleep during the flight to KUL. Brandon was very fussy when he was tired and he wasn't able to sleep in the tight and small bassinet, or even on our arms. He has not been trained to sleep on our arm before as we put him to sleep either on a stroller or the swing or in the car seat. He prefers to be able to move and roll freely before he falls asleep himself for night time. Unfortunately, he couldn't do the latter so he was really upset and crying all the time. I felt really bad as the cabin was really full and the other passengers were really looking at my way. I knew it wasn't the air pressure problem in his ears as when he was awake, he was all happy, smiling and playing. Brandon had several napping times on the flight but each was merely 30 minutes. The moment he fell to zzz, I quickly closed my eyes and when I was about to go to my own dreamland, baby would start crying and it woke me up because I need to soothe him quickly to reduce the distraction in the cabin. Boy, it was tough. Imagine we had to go through the routine for 14.5 hours flight from LAX to TPE and then another 4.5 hrs flight from TPE to KUL with 5 hours transit time at TPE. We were really afraid about our flight going back to LA after our arrival (fortunately, it wasn't as bad as this). Luckily I wasn't travelling by myself as planned earlier, luckily my Hubby was with me. So we took turns to calm the baby. Even that, I was really stressed out as I didn't have enough rest. I couldn't imagine how I am going to handle the baby alone in the flight myself.
Even changing diaper was a two persons job. The lavatory changing table was too small/short. We had to use it only once because Brandon did his BIG BUSINESS and we had to place him down to clean him up. It was a nightmare in the lavatory. He was crying and kicking the wall and his head kept knocking on the cabinets. Luckily, he only did his business once during the whole flight. For the rest of the diaper change, we did it on our seats. He didn't even let us lay him down to change. so we ended up changing him while he was standing. This gave me an idea that I purchased the Huggies pull ups from Tesco to use for our return flight to LA.
Here are some pictures I took during our flight to KUL.