Sedating kids on long flights

Whether you are going on vacation or traveling to see grandparents, you deserve stress-free air travel with children.

By following these proven tips for flying with kids, you can help turn an anxious trip into just another routine flight, or even a fun and exciting experience.

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It’s also a good idea to use an ice pack to help keep them cool since airlines don’t usually provide refrigeration.

Many airlines can accommodate specific dietary needs if you let them know in advance. Some children are more sensitive to motion sickness than others. In rare cases, it can be caused by something you eat on the plane.

However, by asking questions, you can help your child figure out what exactly makes them so fearful. Maybe they can’t conceive of how a huge plane can stay in the air.

Or maybe they had a bad experience being so close to people that they didn’t know.

For those who frequently travel long distances, whether for work, to visit family or to take vacations, the process often feels routine. Statistics prove that flying is 200 times safer than driving.

For adults, data can be helpful, as it demonstrates just how safe flying is compared to other modes of travel.

With proper planning, you can help ensure a flight is a good experience for you and your child.

Airlines have different policies about age and air travel, so it’s best to check before you make plans. Cabin pressure in an airplane changes often, and a newborn baby’s system may have trouble adjusting.

If your baby is younger than 7 days old and must travel by air, talk to your doctor first.

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