Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Mum | 2011-08-03

Q.

3 months old

HI Doc
My son will be 3 months old in October, and that will be my last month on maternity leave. Is it wise to go on holiday with him then?It will be a flight from JHB to Durban and its for a week. Is it too soon for him? Anything i need to do for him while on air?
Your advise will be greatly appreciated.
Thank you

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

It is usually recommended that babies under 3 months should not fly. As long as your baby will be 3 months by the time you intend going to Durban this should be in order. Make sure that he is drinking during take off and landing.This is the main precaution. The flight is a short one so there should not be any problems.

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