Plane Ride

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Soleil_xoxo - June 29

Hello! I use to post here a while ago... but anyways my daughter is 17 mo. old now and on Monday we will be flying from D.C. to L.A..... its suppose to be about a 6 hour flight and she will be riding on my lap....this is the first time she will be on a plane....any suggestions on how to make it a more comfortable experience for her? Im affraid she might freak out or want to run up and down the aisle... u know cuz its a long flight... im hoping she sleeps through it..... what about her ears popping?.. that use to happen to me... thanks!

 

mama3 - June 29

I took my oldest dd on a plane once. She was 1. I just tryed to act excited for her and made it into a game. She was awake, she had fun talking to the other people. I wouldn't worry to much. Gum is really good for the ears. You can get surgarless. Best of luck on your trip.

 

Narcissus - June 29

My advice is to buy a seat for her today. If you experience turbulence or worse, and accident, she will be the most unsafe person on the plane. If someone offered me a free ticket but told me I would have to sit in a seat w/out a seatbelt, I would not fly. Unfortunately, your child is too old to be strapped to you in a carrier so there is no real way to protect her if you need to. JMO. I am sure it's not a popular one, either.

 

YC - June 29

I dont have any advice but I was hoping you could come back on and post after your flight and let us know how it goes. We will be flying from CA to FL in November with our dd who will be 11 months old. She is flying on our lap as well. Our flight is from midnight our time to 8am their time so I am hoping she will sleep through it (fingers crossed). Have a great trip!

 

Soleil_xoxo - June 29

o dont worry i will post back when i come back! Thanks everyone for ur advice!!

 

HannahBaby - June 29

i agree with Narcissus 100%

 

J.J. - June 29

Irregardless of whether you buy a seat for her or not, I would buy one or two new toys. They don't have to be expensive, but the novelty may keep her occupied. Also, I fly that route frequently and fortunately it's less than 6. Barring bad weather you're looking at about 4 hours 30 minutes out and 5 hrs 5 min on the return. Good luck!

 

J.J. - June 29

OH and one other thing! BEFORE boarding or when you check in, let them know you have a kid, see if the flight is in fact full and if they can give you a row w/an empty seat. Can't hurt to ask...more likely to find empty seats in teh back.

 

YC - June 29

Hi JJ, thanks for the advice...I had heard from others that generally there are a few seats and flight attendants dont mind giving them if you have a baby with you. I will definitely ask. So far our flight is no where near full but the trip isnt until November so who knows.

 

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