I have never thought in a million years I would travel by myself with a one year old.
I really did believe it was super scary and impossible thing to do. Recently I did a 11 hour flight from London, United Kingdom to Johannesburg, South Africa.
A strong backpack for both Alina and I. I wanted to carry only one bag on my back so I could have my hands free.
Choose a window seat. I know this might seem odd because climbing over people to go to the toilet isn’t ideal. With a baby it’s perfect. Alina loved looking out the window and leaning against it with a pillow to sleep. I also got a little sense of privacy as I breastfed Alina.