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flying with a 5 month old (1 hour flight) should he have his own seat or is lap ok??

I have never flown before, my baby is EBF so I was curious if he should be in a carseat in his own seat or if on my lap is fine? He will be 5 months old when we fly but I am buying tickets now. Didn't know there was even an option.

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Asked by staciaw at 2:53 PM on Jun. 3, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • lap is fine

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:54 PM on Jun. 3, 2010

  • I always chose to buy a seat for my baby and have them in their car seat. They can get pulled from your arms and get hurt in heavy turbulence. It has been a while but I think their seats were 1/2 price.

    Answer by maggiemom2000 at 2:55 PM on Jun. 3, 2010

  • The baby will be fine on your lap... nurse on lift off, and touch down to help with ear pressure. good luck.

    Answer by MomOfDagJag at 2:55 PM on Jun. 3, 2010

  • Lap def. its too much to carry if you bring the car seat on the plane with you.

    Answer by Brandi300 at 3:06 PM on Jun. 3, 2010

  • I agree with the lap

    Answer by June_Mama09 at 3:09 PM on Jun. 3, 2010

  • I've done the lap. It's fine. It's a short flight anyway.

    Answer by mompam at 3:13 PM on Jun. 3, 2010

  • lap is my vote -- and like MomOfDagJeg said, nursing will help soothe your baby through the pressure changes.

    Answer by amynashville at 3:47 PM on Jun. 3, 2010

  • definitely lap. I flew with DD when she was 3 months and I wore her in a Moby wrap. She mostly slept the whole time, but did get her to nurse whenever she woke. I felt safer wearing her than just holding her, because I was afraid during landing that she might fly out of my hands. A baby can fly as a "lap baby" until they're 2 years old.

    Answer by Kat770 at 5:28 PM on Jun. 3, 2010

  • Lap! :)

    Answer by LovableNeurotic at 8:31 PM on Jun. 3, 2010

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