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Flying with a Baby

My baby will be 7 mos when we take a 3.5 hour flight. Any tips to keep him calm for his sake and for the sanity of the passengers?

  • 2Boys&aDog
    Oct 04, 2018

    Hopefully it will be near to a typical nap time? Bring his lovey or special blanket to make him feel safe and snug in your arms. Soft books to look at are helpful as well as nursing or giving a pacifier during take off and landing to help with the pressure. Good luck!

  • Nala
    Oct 04, 2018

    Try aiming to fly around their normal nap time and bring a pacifier or teether. Start feeding around take off and landing but if they are full and dont want food, play around with their paci/teether in their mouth. During take off and landing its good for them for their jaws to move around so their ears can pop! I usually keep my baby carrier on and just loosen it so my baby cant wiggle as much and falls asleep cozy in my arms. Hope that helps!

  • Melissa
    Oct 04, 2018

    Give your baby some Tylenol or Motrin 30 mins before take off. Give them a bottle or paci for take off and landing. Good luck!

  • Khushboo
    Oct 04, 2018

    All of the above, and we did resort to screen time when mine start losing it. Ours was a 5.5 hour flight and he hated not being able to move around (he is 10 months and learning to walk). Good luck! The dread of the thing is worse than the thing :).

  • Lee
    Oct 04, 2018

    I flew with my 7 month old and gave Tylenol before take off. I also nursed take off and landing and that Helped tremendously!

  • Kerry
    Oct 04, 2018

    I literally just got off a flight today with my little one who is 8 months. Hes learning to walk holding our hands and sitting unaided and cutting teeth in the two weeks we were away. I kept him busy with his fav toys and teethers, he had milk he slept we did have some nursery rhymes saved from netflix had about 15 mins of that on. When i changed his diaper i let him walk back to our seat. Mainly i played with him and let him climb me see the people around us. Our flight was 4 1/2 hrs. I did give tylenol before and on flight due to teething. He was asleep before take off, both take off and landing we didnt have ear problems so feeding no paci. I had to the first trip months ago. If your checking a car seat at the gate ask if there are any empty seats. Most will allow you to take it on for free if there are empty seats. We had his lovey that he sleeps with and a blanket. I also have him in a sleeper to prevent lost socks and keep him warmer.

  • Ady
    Oct 04, 2018

    Does Tylenol really helps in flight for baby to sleep????is there any side effects of it.???,.I am also gng to travel with my 6 mnth baby in last week of this month..

  • Monty
    Oct 16, 2018

    If you're breast feeding still, then I'd say breast feed him. Or if you're formula feeding him, give him a bottle. That'll help with the ear popping situation that kids really cry about. As far as entertainment is concerned, you might want to take a few toys that comfort him when he's usually upset. My daughter typically fell asleep after being breast fed so the entire duration of the flight. Just be careful if you're bottle feeding him, you don't want too many air bubbles going into his stomach.