Flying with kids and shared seating. Any thoughts?

Melissa - posted on 02/01/2011 ( 8 moms have responded )

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Taking a flight to Florida with my two kiddos 2 and 4 years? Trying to decide to lap share my two year old or get her her own seat? Any thoughts?

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YeeSin - posted on 03/31/2011

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agree with other moms. if you child is over 2, he or she needs a seat for sure.

Precious - posted on 03/26/2011

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Get her own seat. I've been traveling with my daughter since she's 8 months old. The last time that we traveled was last year and she was 2 years old that time. She's having her own seat and what i did i just brought some toys and light books to make her busy.

Sylvia - posted on 03/03/2011

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We flew to Europe last year with a 2 yr old and 4yr old. They both had their own seats and even then it was a hard journey (kids don't take to well to sitting up and sleeping). However i don't even want to think about how bad it would've been if we had our son on our laps the whole time. Good luck with the journey.

Jaime - posted on 02/22/2011

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As far as I know only infants under 1 can share a seat. I jsut flew to Fl. in October with my 2.9 yr old and he had his own seat. He took a nap and watched a movie. We were all comfortable.

Krissy - posted on 02/11/2011

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I don't remember this, but I thought your child had to be UNDER two to be a lap child.

Hayley - posted on 02/11/2011

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I agree! We've bought my daughter a seat since she was about 2 years old. She still tends to sit on our lap a lot but depending on how long the flight is... you might want that extra elbow room on the trip. Not to mention, if you share a seat and someone else has to sit in the same row you have to combat that person as well. It sucks to pay for it but I'd buy the seat.

Krista - posted on 02/08/2011

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Get her a seat. It is expensive but trying to fit your three bodies into two seats is a recipe for disaster between inflight meals, organizing activities for one or the other, naps and potty breaks etc. You can pay for two seats and hope they don't fill the third in the row and then just use it but it really isn't ideal. if a person is assigned that seat and doesn't love your children as much as you do it becomes uncomfortable for everyone very quickly. Pray they both sleep at the same time so you have a moment to yourself...it gets a little hectic but it's a great adventure to have together. Happy flying!

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