Travelling with my baby...

Veronica - posted on 09/22/2009 ( 8 moms have responded )

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I will be flying with my 8 month old son and am looking for any tips or advise that may make it go smoother and keep him happy ont he flight. There will also be a 3 hour time difference on the other side, any thoughts on how to make that transition easier for him as well?

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Ida - posted on 09/27/2009

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Hi, i flew with my little one wen she ways 15 days old and wen she was 10 months the best advice i can give u is try give them a dummy or bottle while taking off and landing if this doesnt work try blocking his ears and the flight will make him pretty tired so u shouldn't have much of a problem. On our way back she was older and a lolly pop kept her entertained it was something new also a few new small toys might come in handy but it will be over before you know it. We were flying over 20 hrs excluding waiting time so i tried all sorts of things, hope it helps and good luck.

Veronica - posted on 09/26/2009

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Thanks for all your help! The plane ride was relatively smooth although he only slept for about a half hour at the very end and it was a 5 hour flight! At least I know what to expect on the way back. :)

C - posted on 09/22/2009

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Lots of snacks & favorite toys. Tire him out before getting on the plane. Something to suck on during take-off and landing. Try to keep as close to your routine as possible. As with the time difference, again try to keep to your baby's usual routine but change it to the time there. I was quite lucky as both my kids fell asleep on the plane, unsure if it was bordem or the vibrations of the plane! Good luck.

Sabrina - posted on 09/22/2009

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i give my daughter gravol cuz she gets sick when we travel...and i also give her pedilyte to keep her hydrated :)

Stehanie - posted on 09/22/2009

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Just try to entertain him with toys, looking out the window, they tend to get tired on a plain 4 some reason but if he gets bored just walk him around the plain holding his hand if he cant walk he will enjoy seeing all the people, when u get there just go about ur routine as normal

Heather - posted on 09/22/2009

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You are allowed to take the carrier if he is still in one. I didn't know that when I flew with my 3 month old daughter. It should would have helped. Also give him either a bottle or a pacifier during take off and while landing. Good luck and have a safe trip!

Jackie - posted on 09/22/2009

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Nurse, bottle feed or soother during take off and landings I heard works well to help with the pressure in the ears.

Sheryl - posted on 09/22/2009

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lots of toys and snacks i've never have been on a plane trip but holding him and walking him if u can. and take a nap when u get there good luck

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