We will be flying to Amsterdam in mid-May with a lap child (1-year-old baby), raising a few questions, not to mention some anxiety:
1) Some advice-givers suggest the 2 parents should book aisle and window seats rather than 2 seats next to each other ... the idea being that the stranger you're sandwiching will be thrilled to move, and you'll get that seat free. BUT the last few times we've flown, the flights seemed seriously booked full. Is the aisle/window trick an unsafe gamble?
2) assuming we do indeed keep baby in lap during sleeping hours (it's an overnight flight), what's the best wearable baby pouch/carrier/doodad for a parent?