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I will be travellin o/s with dd end of this year.
I really dread it as recently when I had to go to Sydney she made it very difficult for us and screamed and cried the whole time. She wouldnt stay put and it was very stressful for us.
It will be a rather long journey (14 hours all up) and I dont know how I am going to handle her.
Someone told me to give her some phenergan so she goes to sleep. Has anyone tried this? Is it safe?
Phenergan is not recommended for children under 2 and it can also have the opposite effect and make some kids hyper.
Sorry I dont have any suggestions, I have the same prob with my youngest.
I hope some one else can help! Im so stressed. It's suppose to be a holiday but its not feeling like one right now!
try paedamin that makes them sleepy and its for bubs 6months and up
Thanks for that. What exactly is it used for- in general?
I personally wouldn't use sedatives. You run the risk of the sedative just making them drowsy and grumpy but not actually putting them to sleep.
My little girl is the same age as yours so I understand why you would find the idea of travelling stressful. I would be packing lots of snack foods - cheese sticks, muesli bars, tiny teddies, fruit etc as they can be a good distraction and lots of interesting toys and books. Even old magazines for her to rip up.
Can you amuse her with games such as peek-a-boo, round and round the garden, this little piggy etc? My little girl will happily play those games for hours.
Good luck and don't stress too much. Enjoy your holiday! :thumbsup:
We took our little man OS at 13 months, flight was about 11 hours I think, but included 4 hours waiting around. It was challenging but it was worth it.
Some thoughts, long but then so is your trip....
Take a variety of small toys and books that are favourites (start introducing them now and including more sitting on your lap quiet play) and one or two new things.
Have lots of little bits of food like sultanas etc because they can be a distraction.
Double check your toddler meal has been ordered when you check in - EACH WAY, they forgot ours and it was a struggle when the toddler sitting next to us got yummy food and we didn't (even though he had heaps available to eat).
If your bub will in any way be close to the weight range for a sky bassinet book one (even if you only end up using it to put stuff in) don't woory too much about the length requirement just weight.
If you don't have one beg, borrow, buy a lightweight stroller and plan to take it right up to the dooway of the plane. We checked ours in because we didn't realise we could and had a very overtired little man with all the waiting about before hand.
Other people can't really hear them crying too much over the aircraft noise, particularly once they put on their headphones, we travelled in a group and we checked...
It is only 1 day, if you relax as much as you can they will be better, once you get tense they get worse.
If you are going to look at calmatives like phenergen talk to your doctor and try it out before hand. It may not be ideal but we decided to have it available for if we thought it would be better for our little man than being distressed. But be aware, worked for us when we tested it but not when we tried it in-flight.
Let them walk, crawl around as much as you can before you get on the plane and afterwards even if it takes you ages to get anywhere you'll just have to stand and wait anyway so don't rush.
Try to keep to their normal sleep, feeding routines if possible as they are less likely to wind up overtired and overstressed and as a result wo are you.
Don't be too fussed about how holiday behaviour will affect your return, just do whatever you need to keep it fun and relaxed for all. If that means taking them to bed, giving them an icecream, sneaking out the back entrance so they don't see the pool... do it.
We will also be taking DS to Hong Kong to visit my family later this month. DH and I are both dreading the 9 hour flight. Our doctor did not recommend the use of sedatives as it may have he negative effect of making him hyper. He suggested to bring along his favourite snacks and a few of his favourite toys plus a new toy for every hour of flight .... that will hopefully keep him entertained.
Good luck and enjoy your holidays. Don't be overly worried ..... things will turn out fine.
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