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What all should I bring on the plane for a 4 month old?

We're going to be in transit pretty much the entire day! I don't want to forget anything important..

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 2:39 PM on Nov. 23, 2008 in Travel

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  • If the baby uses a bottle or a pacy make sure you bring that because they usually cant pop their ears like we can when we ascend and descend so when you take off have him/her suck on a pacy or bottle til your in the air or on the ground completely. Bring a couple toys and books and I would even pack a mp3 player with some soothing music etc.
    gemgem

    Answer by gemgem at 2:43 PM on Nov. 23, 2008

  • Bring at least one change of clothes (two pairs of pants might even be better) - my daughter never fails to have a diaper leak when we travel. I agree with the previous poster about a bottle or nurse -- when landing and taking off. It helps a LOT. Pack a full diaper bag - diapers, wipes, a changing pad.. teething tablets if the baby is teething already?
    Serafyna

    Answer by Serafyna at 4:29 AM on Nov. 24, 2008

  • I'm a former Flight Attendant and I fly a lot iwht my three children between Europe and California about twice a year.

    Please don't worry about ears. This is highly overrated and has never been a problem when we fly. Have a doctor look in his ears before leaving.

    I always had a car seat. It's the only way to fly safely with a baby.

    A good baby carrier! Avoid uncomfortable front packs like the Bjorn. A wrap, sling or pouch will be much more useful inflight.

    Fore more non-commercial flying tips, feel free to visit;
    http://flyingwithchildren.blogspot.com

    or it's featured on this month's Expat Women site;
    http://www.expatwomen.com/mothers/flying_with_children.php
    Eclipsepearl

    Answer by Eclipsepearl at 9:14 AM on Dec. 18, 2008

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