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Amy

Advice about taking a 7 month old on his first plan ride

  • Arleen
    Dec 11, 2018

    I have traveled awhile back in May to Mexico and the best thing is to have a pacifier to keep the ears from being clogged from the altitude and usually waiting to feed them the bottle on the plain so they can feel more comfortable and could probably sleep while in your arms

  • Arleen
    Dec 11, 2018

    My baby isn’t much of a fussy but she was okay on her first plane ride with her pacifier and it would be best to sit on the edge of the plane

  • Amanda
    Dec 11, 2018

    Use pacifier clips and clip toys to yourself. Try and time feedings around take off and landing. I agree with the other commenters pacifiers help immensely to keep little ones ears unclogged. My baby was almost 6 months old for her first flight. I wore her in a pack most of both flights. She did great on the first flight. Coming home wasn’t as easy. Don’t be too hard on yourself if baby cries or has a hard time. I packed her diaper bag full of toys she doesn’t play with all the time to mix it up and two spare outfits. Good luck:)

  • Kim
    Dec 12, 2018

    Like the others said a pacifier will save you. If you plan on having your baby as a lap child I suggest wearing them, then you can have your hands free. If you are buying a ticket check your car seat ahead of time to make sure if will fit on the plane. Flying with babies is much easier than toddler so have fun! Our 3yo has flown 8 time round trip and two international, so it can be loads of fun!

  • Ana
    Dec 13, 2018

    If you’ll be on a long flight, pack one extra t-shirt FOR YOU. If the little one spits on you, drops food or milk (those spaces are tiny), you’ll feel great with fresh clothes. Flights are cold, a light blanket is always handy, specially with the air on coming out above of the window seats.