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Posted by: anon | 2011-11-07

Toddler flying for the first time

My daughter will be 15.5 months next month when she will be flying for the first time. Any suggestions what I can do to make the hour and a half flight comfortable for her?

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Dear Anon,

It is a tricky age as she may not understand what is going on. Explain before hand that she is flying.

Show her a plane in the air and who she is going to see and stay with at the destination. Pack her own little back pack with a few of her favourite things and books with a few surprises as well..

Meal time is usually a pleasent distraction. Don't have anyone order tea or coffe in your row of seats to prevent chance of burns.

If she has a problem with past ear infections a dose of ponstan prior to flight may negate ear pain on landing. No fizzy drinks as gas expands in the air.

Enjoy.
Pete

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Posted by: Travel expert | 2011-11-08

Dear Anon,

It is a tricky age as she may not understand what is going on. Explain before hand that she is flying.

Show her a plane in the air and who she is going to see and stay with at the destination. Pack her own little back pack with a few of her favourite things and books with a few surprises as well..

Meal time is usually a pleasent distraction. Don't have anyone order tea or coffe in your row of seats to prevent chance of burns.

If she has a problem with past ear infections a dose of ponstan prior to flight may negate ear pain on landing. No fizzy drinks as gas expands in the air.

Enjoy.
Pete

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