Traveling with Babies
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Elfrieda - posted on 02/26/2013
Feed the baby on take-off and landing; it will help its ears adjust to the change in pressure without too much pain. It might go better than you think! My son was 7 months old and a very whiny, bad-at-napping baby, but he didn't cry at all when we went on a 5 hour flight. It's exhausting, though.
Heather - posted on 02/25/2013
That unless your baby is a good traveler and a good sleeper, it's probably going to be difficult. My twins were just over a year when I first flew with them. Airports are a hassle. Make sure you are there at least an hour early, if not sooner. If you need a stroller, make sure it's one of the easy to fold and carry umbrella strollers. You'll need to fold it up to get through security. Keep your diaper bag small and organized, with lots of wipes, diapers and rash cream (under 3oz.). Keep your purse small too and only carry what you need for the trip, ID, money, ticket, or if you can, put it all in your diaper bag. The less you have to carry, the better. Keep your baby's favorite toys in there as well. If you are breast feeding, make sure you have a blanket cover, since not every one agrees with public breast feeding and you will probably be seated next to one of them. If you are using a bottle, makes sure the are under 3oz. To help your baby sleep and stay calm, try teething tablets like Hylands. Be prepared to be squished and in an uncomfortable position holding your baby the whole time. Most airlines will let people with children board earlier so they can get everything together without getting in other people's way, and sometimes they are able to relocate people to give you more room. My son cried almost the entire time and had diarrhea all day. Good luck!
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