my partners family live overseas and his father has offered us
tickets to go there... i have a happy-to-stay-on-your-lap-with-cuddles-all-the time-baby (and one that enjoys to
stay awake!) which although i find tiring at home i have a feeling will be quiet handy on a plane trip
I'm wondering the pros and cons of taking bub
flying and if anyone that has had experience with taking their little ones on a flight can offer advice???
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01-04-2012 17:43 #1Junior Member
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Taking a 7 month old on a plane???
01-04-2012 18:09 #2Senior Member
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Did it with a nine month old crawler from Melbourne to London. It was fine. Bf on demand if you are bfing and some small toys like stacking cups ect
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01-04-2012 18:29 #3
I think that's the easiest age to fly! We did it from bris to London when dd was 7 months and she was a great flyer! The hosties were eager for cuddles aswell! We had a bassinet but she slept on me most of the time. She is bf so i fed on takeoff and landing and her ears weren't a problem. We took one carry on bag full of toys/ blankets/snacks that we could swap over every few hours so she didn't get bored! I won't say it's easy and you will but it's definitely do-able! We went to Sydney last weekend and the hour flight with her at 17 months was a different story so needless to say we wont be visiting dh's family again for a few more years!
01-04-2012 19:55 #4
Subbing because we leave this Thurs with our 7 month old!!
01-04-2012 21:27 #5Senior Member
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I think as long as you get a bassinette, it should help alot. as what the other posters say, bring toys and snacks.. etc... we did it with our 15 month old from brisbane to las vegas.. and while we had up and down moments, it was fine. we lived.. it was only x amount of hours and you get to enjoy the holiday.
01-04-2012 22:05 #6Senior Member
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I did it a couple of months ago when dh was 7 months old. I took lots of toys and books to read. I also bought a portable DVD player (turned down low) and a giggle and hoot DVD. She did really well. Had a few grizzly moments but was reasonably easily distracted. I also took her for walks up and down the aisle when I could. My biggest concern were her ears so I made sure I had a bottle ready (bf works well too) for her to drink as we took off and landed. She actually slept through the take off so we were very lucky. As long as baby is not suck or teething I don't think they mind flying
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