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Friday, November 18, 2016

How to Survive On Air with an Infant

For all of us flying is a nerve-wrecking. But flying with a baby is a hundred times harder than flying alone. There are many question put up like will she sleep? Will he cry? Will your seat mates understand or give you a dirty look? So flying with kids is never easy but a little preparation before the flight can go a long way.

Always book an early flight since the baby is in a good mood during early in the day.

First thing is KEEP BOTTLES, PACIFIERS AND TOYS HANDY. So that while sucking and swallowing it will help relieve the pressure during take-off and landing. Since the babies don’t know enough to pop their ears.

Always BE PATIENT WITH YOUR BABY AND YOURSELF since they are too small to understand anything.

Do reserve the bulk head seat and a Bassinet for a long hour flight. This will give you a place to attend to your baby comfortably.

Pay for extra legroom: It makes holding a lap child much more comfortable plus there is more room on the ground for your bulky diaper bag.

Bring both toys and treats like lollipops so they get busy while take-off or landing.

Pack the carry bag wisely. Ensure that there are plenty of nappies, wipes,cloths, bottles of formula, and change of clothes.

Always request for an aisle seat so that it is easier to move out along with the baby and don’t stumble on other passenger. But sometimes it is not good to sit since you are in the way of the flight attendant and creates many other distractions where the baby will get disturbed.

Have a bottle of water handy. Flying and breast-feeding are both dehydrating the mother. The mothers can drink sit themselves in order to stay hydrated enough to nurse the child.

Do carry little extra of familiar food ,milk and diapers because sometime the plane gets delayed for hours together and your child doesn’t have anything for outsides so at least what you have carried comes handy.

Don’t ever try to give your baby any medication especially any drowsy medicines so that baby will sleep well on the plane.

There is a saying that A HUNGRY BABY IS USUALLY A GRUMPY BABY. So feeding is one way to keep baby happy on the boards.

Choosing a family friendly or baby friendly airline can make life easier. Bring in a stroller as it can also be a bed or a high chair.

Usually some passengers are not used to the baby crying and yelling .They will shout and yell at you but be calm.

Dress yourself and the infant properly for the trip. As one knows how well the airflow on the plane is you can get extremely cold or extremely hot.

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