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Hello, We are off to NZ from Perth next week, :smiliedance: And I was just wondering, If anyone had heard of using ear plugs for babies? Bub is nearly 15 months old and our friends travel to Thailand once a year and they said they used ear plugs for their little boy who is 6 months older than my bub , Apart from our friends i had never heard of earplugs for kids when flying, I just assumed ear plugs or not , They might still have problems with the pressure and their ears taking off and landing? maybe I am totally wrong... Anyone else used plugs for flying?
I use earplugs for myself when flying (well the last time I flew). I have a very very thin eardrum in my left ear that ruptures everytime I fly. Ive had many ear infections from the time I was a child. I found the earplugs to be brilliant and I didnt get the excruciating pain or the pressure that I would get normally.
If you can get your bub to wear the earplugs then I would say do it to prevent any discomfort they might suffer.
Have a nice time away.
We went to NZ in May and master K was 11 months old. We took bottles of water for him to drink on the way up and down....most of the trouble comes from on the way down..just make sure he swallows lots and he should be ok.
When we were in the UK they sold earplugs called "Ear Planes", and they also come in children's sizes. I have never seen them in Australia but it might be worth checking. They are special type of ones that equalize the pressura. Not very expensive as you throw them out after a few uses.
Used them and they didn't work sorry! I find taking some antihistamine to unbloick the sinus before the flights helps! And kids can take a little phenergan too! :thumbsup: Also helps motion sickn ess!
thank you everyone for your helpful replies,
i found some ear planes and one good thing about them is they help reduce the noise in the plane by so many decibles, Sorry I forget how many exactly, So that is one thing that is good about them , hopefully they might help to ease some discomfort due to the pressure in the ears at take off and landing for bubby?:fingerscrossed:
will let you all know how we go.
Where did you find them? I will be interested to hear how it goes. Have a nice trip!
we're flying back to nz for a short holiday soon, DS has flowen many times and not once have I had to use the ear plugs, I dont' think DS would have a bar of it really, I just used to have a dummy for him when he had the dummy, now I give him something to eat and drink on take off and landing, and if he's really good he gets a lollypop when we are landing
well back from my holiday, :sleeping: And I am pleased to say that bubby did not seem to have any problems with her ears, it was more of a problem trying to keep a 15 month old occupied for 6 and a bit hours,, but thats a topic for a totally different section, I tried the plugs but Bubby wasnt too pleased having them in her ears, I just made sure I had her dummy and let her suck away at that. I think maybe because we were in a big plane that maybe you dont notice the ear pressure as much, I know I didnt, But when I used to work fly in fly out, flying on the smaller jets my ears use to pop?! and feel uncomfortable.
Also I got the plugs from gregs discount chemist.
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