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Guide Happy parents

infant

number of advice: 20

toddler

number of advice: 18

junior

number of advice: 15

Air travel

advice in category: toddler

If you’re planning to travel with your baby by plane, prepare well, so that it’s not exhausting for either of you. A baby under 2 years old does not get a separate seat on a plane, so it travels on your lap. You are allowed to take a pram or a child safety seat on board free of charge. Before getting on the plane, change your baby’s diaper.

Your hand luggage should contain your baby’s passport, diapers, dispensable changing mats and wet wipes, your baby’s favourite toys, and, if you don’t breastfeed, milk or another drink and food. Ask the cabin crew to heat up the milk or bring hot water to prepare the formula. Spare clothes and a small blanket should also be taken.

On a plane, pick a seat near an exit, so that it’s closer to the toilet and you can leave the plane faster after landing. The most difficult moments for the baby are take-off and landing. Babies are very sensitive to pressure changes and feel pain and ear blockage strongly during the flight. You can help your baby by giving it something to drink. If your baby has a runny nose, spray some drops or sea water into its nose. Remember that the trip is stressful fpr you only. The baby doesn’t care if you hug it at home or on a plane. The only thing that matters is that you’re close.

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