Precautions for flying with baby:
1. Effect of eardrum pressure
Babies less than 3 months old should not fly as much as possible. There will be a big change in air pressure when the aircraft takes off and lands, which may cause certain stimulation and injury to the eardrum of children. It is recommended that the child take a plane after the age of half a year.
It’s OK to give your baby milk or water or a pacifier during takeoff and landing. This will keep pressure on both sides of your baby’s eardrum in line.
Older children: parents can teach them to achieve stress balance by chewing, yawning, etc. In addition, try not to let the child sleep at this stage, because the possibility of eardrum injury is greatly increased during sleep, so when taking off or landing, you must wake up the child from sleep.
When the baby suffers from respiratory diseases: the eardrum of the baby is thinner than that of the adult, and can bear much less pressure, especially when the cold or the respiratory tract is not clear enough, it is easy to have aero otitis media, leading to eardrum damage. If you find that your baby has a cold or the respiratory tract is not smooth enough, you should try your best to treat it before traveling.
2. Fasten the safety belt correctly
Most passengers will stretch their seatbelts and tie their babies to one seatbelt. In fact, this is inappropriate and very dangerous. On the one hand, the baby and you are not very comfortable. On the other hand, when the aircraft is in strong turbulence and other special situations (such situations may occur when the aircraft is taking off, landing, encountering strong airflow, etc.), due to the interaction between adults and children, the baby may be squeezed. The right way is: first pull the seat belt flat, then fasten it on yourself, and finally hold the baby tightly. Your hands are the most comfortable and safe safety belt for your baby.
3. Go to bed by plane
When you go to bed by plane, you must cover the blanket and fasten your seat belt outside. It can not only remind the flight attendants that there are babies here, but also make the kids fit the blankets better. Parents who hold babies should pay attention that they can’t sleep too much, or their children will easily suffocate after being squeezed. When holding the baby for rest, pay attention not to face the baby’s head toward the aisle, so as to avoid inadvertent contact between the passing dining car and passengers.
4. In plane diet
The best time for your baby to eat is during the take-off and descent phases, which can protect the eardrum. Long time flight can be added properly on the way, but the amount should not be too much, because most babies eat milk, which is easy to cause gastrointestinal flatulence or vomiting at high altitude. There should not be too much food for the older baby. It is better to avoid dairy products and bean products.