Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Sanjay | 2008/09/19

Q.

Baby is 3mthsold - is it safe to fly?

My daughter is 3mths old , is it safe to fly at this age. Any special precautions?

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

She should be able to fly at 3 months. Before boarding the plane put a drop of infant saline nose drops in each of her nostrils. Make sure that she is sucking on her bottle or breast feeding during take off and landing. The landing is usually more stressful for babies as they have very sensitive ears and feel the pressure changes very acutely.

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