Flying with an infant or toddler can be overwhelming, but one thing you shouldn’t worry about is where to change your child’s diaper on a plane. If your flight is relatively short -- between one and two hours -- you may not need to worry about it at all, as long as you change her diaper right before boarding. But for longer flights, or in the event your child’s diaper does need changing, knowing where and how to change it will make the task seamless.
Gather your supplies while at your seat. Have a clean diaper, baby wipes, sanitizing wipes, a changing pad, a changing table liner and a diaper disposal bag handy so you can easily get to these items when it’s time for the diaper change.
Take your baby to the lavatory. Pull down the changing table, wipe it with a sanitizing wipe, then place down the changing table liner. If you don’t have a liner, use paper towels to cover the table. Lay a changing pad on the liner to provide a cushion for your child.
Place your baby on the changing table. Use the straps on the changing table to secure your baby. This is especially important on an airplane in the event that there is turbulence, which can cause the baby to fall off the table.
Unfasten the baby’s soiled diaper, wipe him clean and place the dirty wipes inside the dirty diaper. Place the dirty diaper inside the disposal bag and tie it up. Dispose of the diaper in the trash can inside the lavatory.
Wash your hands and your child’s hands after the diaper change. If your child isn’t old enough to wash his own hands in the sink, use a sanitizing wipe to clean his hands.