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Any tips on flying with a 5 mo old?

taking a trip in june, my son will be 5 mos, any pointers? Its cross country with a short connection, and I plan on checking everything but the vitals and slinging him. Anyone know what the deal is on taking breast milk in bottles into the airport? I don't want to have to pump in public.


Asked by Christina2135 at 2:29 PM on May. 14, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • You can have bottles full but you have to get them checked after you go past the security point, they will make you open them and put a drip on a test strip to test for drugs or explosives. Make sure you have him eat while landing to keep his ears from plugging up. Have a few toys and give him some tylenol as well to help ease any flight pain he may have with his ears. I went to Germany with my daughter at 5 months and she did fine.

    Answer by brailynsmama08 at 2:32 PM on May. 14, 2009

  • Gate check the carseat and stroller. It's free and easier than carrying your bundle of joy through the airports. ;)
    Arrive at least 30 minutes prior to the flight at the counter by the gate. You can then tell them you are flying with an infant and ask if there are any seats open next to each other and they will switch you if they are able. If you get an open seat, you can take your car seat on the plane. It's usually a lot more comfortable for him to sleep in the car seat rather than on you.
    You can take BM or water for formula, just be sure to declare them by putting them in their own bucket through security. They do a test (no touching) on them to be sure it isn't explosives.
    To save luggage space, we typically buy the disposables when we get there. Diapers, wipes, formula, etc.
    You cannot sit in emergency exit rows w/ an infant. You cannot install a car seat where it will block someone else's path out.

    Answer by AndrisMom at 2:35 PM on May. 14, 2009

  • buy a carseat stroller..then you wont have to haul around a carseat and a stroller

    Answer by tnteaton at 9:20 PM on May. 14, 2009

  • this is the one i have. i've found it cheaper than this price so look on alot of sites.

    Answer by tnteaton at 9:21 PM on May. 14, 2009

  • oh and its airline approved

    Answer by tnteaton at 9:21 PM on May. 14, 2009