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Does the baby have to have a seatbelt on too for the plane?

Or will my daughter just sit on my lap without any type of seatbelt?


Asked by cynprz at 5:32 PM on May. 19, 2009 in Travel

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  • As a lap baby, she is not allowed to share your seat belt with you or be attached to you in any way (i.e., you can't wear her in a Baby Bjorn) during take off or landing. You can do these things at any other time during the flight. If she is under 2, she will not be required to have her own seat. You have the option of buying one for her and using your car seat in it. We used to get the check-in agents to put us in a row with an empty seat and then they'd block off that seat so that nobody could be assigned it so we'd have the extra seat for our baby. We either used it for all of our paraphernalia during the flight or put her car seat in it.


    Answer by evwsquared at 5:58 PM on May. 20, 2009

  • Without any type of seatbelt. Thats how it goes

    Answer by akmami0f4 at 5:36 PM on May. 19, 2009

  • well if she still sits in a carseat you can either bring your own or you can rent one from the airport. you would have to buy another seat for her though. or she could sit on your lap. that would require a seatbelt for takeoff and landing though. they might even make you buy a seat just for her depending on the airline your going through

    Answer by kelsey.evans08 at 5:41 PM on May. 19, 2009

  • Any child 2 and under can sit on your lap. If you want you can bring your car seat and use that on the plane. If you choose for your child to sit on your lab, bring the car seat if you want, gate check it, and if there are two seats empty next to each other you're able to take the seat.

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:50 PM on May. 19, 2009

  • Get a seat for her and bring a carseat. In the event of extreme turbulence or a crash, a lap baby can become a projectile.

    Answer by rkoloms at 5:46 AM on May. 20, 2009

  • Have you already bought the tickets? If you only bought one then they will have to sit on your lap. You could always wear a baby in a sling or snuggli and then youare safe during turbulance. If you have an extra seat near you and you have kept your car seat then they will allow you to put the little one in the seat. So it really depends on if you bought a ticket for your little one or not.

    Answer by Melbornj at 5:51 PM on May. 20, 2009