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Anonymous asked in Pregnancy & ParentingNewborn & Baby · 1 decade ago

Traveling with my 4 month old?

I'm flying with my son on Saturday... First trip, I'm kind of nervous but it's only an hour and a half flight... Any suggestions?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Give him a bottle or a pacifier when taking off and landing. It helps his ear pressure equalize. Make sure he's well fed before you leave and take 2 extra outfits in your carry on bag. Are you taking a car seat? If you didn't buy a seat for him, ask if there are any open seats on the plane. If you have assigned seating, you can ask someone to switch so you can get a seat next to him. If not, board with him early when they announce boarding for handicapped and those with small children and get him the seat next to you. Even if they don't have extra seats, you can stow the car seat in the overhead compartment. Do not give that baby medicine or anything to make him sleep. Some people do this and I don't like it. And relax. It's a short flight and he'll probably do just fine. And if he doesn't, it's still a short flight!

  • Take something to keep him entertained. Maybe some snack of some sort. He's only 4 months so maybe some teething rings and a pacifier. Babies tend to get fussy because if there is too much pressure in their ears the pacifier can help because the sucking action uncloggs the ears! Even if he doesnt take to the pacifier take one or buy one just for this.

  • 1 decade ago

    If you can afford it... get a seat for him, so you can place the infant car seat with him sleeping in it. Otherwise, you'll have to take a chance for an open seat... and if one is not available, you'll have to carry him on your lap. Another option is if you have a baby carrier or sling. This way you can check the seat in if no open seats are available and wear him next to your body. Make sure you have water... and if you're not nursing, formula. On take offs and landings, you want him sucking on something to keep his ears from hurting. Nursing would be the best option (I did it with my son), but if you can't nurse, then feed him formula or water from a nipple to get him sucking at those times.

    You'll be fine... 1 1/2 hours isn't bad. I was stuck on the plane for over 14 hours with my son...

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I would recommend putting him in a sleeper as they are the most comfortable. Be sure to pack about 4 more in your carry on too. I travelled with my baby and only packed two extra sleepers. I spent an hour in the airport washroom washing them and drying them with the hand dryer. It wasn't fun. Have a good trip!!

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  • 1 decade ago

    I traveled a lot across country with my son first 4 years of his life,the girls on the crew are very helpful if your child is fuzzy and take along things to entertain coz sometimes it can be hard,be sure to have a small size to board the plane of juices and foods!

  • 4 years ago

    you could try going at nighttime or throughout the time of a nap time to inspire the youngster to sleep lots of the time. actually have one in each of you contained in the again seat with him. How nicely does the youngster sleep contained in the motor vehicle? My daughter used to doze off the on the spot we began driving, and changed into out fairly a lot till we stopped. then as she were given older, she hates sound asleep contained in the motor vehicle and could not often do it. So attempt to guage off of the toddlers personality and take issues the youngster likes to play with now, to boot as some new toys. also,in the experience that they prefer particular songs or song, make certain you convey that. they'd ought to end extra commonly too if he's being breastfed or needs diaper ameliorations. Plan on it taking extra time than favourite to get there. it would no longer take longer, in spite of the indisputable fact that it really is continually extra ideal to devise for somewhat time previous regulation. wish this enables!!

  • 1 decade ago

    Just wear clothes that will allow you to nurse easily and discreetly and he should be happy as a, well, a nursling. Have fun. And just in case, learn a few mother goose rhymes to recite if you don't have 'em down pat.

  • 1 decade ago

    don't worry. i took my 3 month old on a 10 hour plane trip. everyting was fine. just make sure that your baby has something to suck on at takeoff and landing, to minimalize the pressure in his ears.

  • 1 decade ago

    Lots of bottles babe, pacifiers......hopefully you are nursing, that is sooooooo convenient on a plane! If he does get cranky ask if they can give you some whip cream,....its great on a pacifier...it relaxes them in a bind!

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Earplugs.........for the passenger sitting next to you.

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