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i am flying with my 12month old tomorrow.. any advice?

my son is difficult to entertain. we are going to be on the plane for no less than 2 hours at a time.. he just turned one, is he too young for benidryl? if not how much? or is there another way?

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michellesmall

Asked by michellesmall at 3:55 PM on Sep. 15, 2009 in Travel

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  • Benadryl?
    To make him sleep?

    If it's less than 2 hours, it should be a breeze. My hubby and I flew to Washington with our 5 month old for 4 hours, and around the 1 hour mark, he got pretty irritated. lol.
    Give him a paci or his sippy cup..or his bottle - whatever he's taking or even some cheerios or something before and after lift off to work those jaws so they his ears don't pop and freak him out. Sometimes, flight time can make little ones nauseous - so a change of clothes for everyone, or for him and the person carrying him - unless he's in his own seat, then probably just lay his blanket down and extra clothes.
    As for entertaining him... bring a goody bag for him. A few toys that he loves, maybe an empty cup for him to bang on the armrests... stuff like that. If you have a window seat - let him look out the window... some snacks. :]
    Good luck!
    K_Sawyer

    Answer by K_Sawyer at 4:07 PM on Sep. 15, 2009

  • Call the pediatrician for advice on it. They could help you am sure.
    3rdDay

    Answer by 3rdDay at 4:08 PM on Sep. 15, 2009

  • screw that make it fun wrap up some toys for him to unwrap and play colour with a dvd is great 30 min show umm camomile tea is a more naturall aproach... explore show him all the greatness pushing ir sitting in an umbrella strollers are always great to have
    mirit.rose

    Answer by mirit.rose at 8:24 PM on Sep. 17, 2009

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