Childhood Diseases

Posted by: SC | 2011-06-13


Boy cant sit still-flying

Hi there
I just need some advice my son is almost 3 years old, he is not Add or something, he just cant SIT still for longer than 10 minutes, the last time our flight from Cape Town was a horror, he did not want to sit down, he threw up ect ect, now next week I am flying alone with my two kids, and I am terrified on how I will be able to handle him, by the way all painkillers en meds makes him hyperactive and not drowsy, so 5ml stopayne wont do the job. Do you have any advice for me please?
Thank you

Expert's Reply



Please do not use any sedative for your son as this will have the opposite effect to the one you want and it will make him even more active.You can try Rescue Remedy for children, but other sedatives are not advised. It will be difficult but you will need to keep him busy while he is flying. Possibly you can try keeping him amused with watching a DVD he likes while on board the plane.

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Posted by: Shoes | 2011-06-14

I had the same problem, mine screamed the entire flight! Try keeping him busy. I bought a drawing board that has a magnet pen, so there is no mess of crayons. He loved this and it kept him occupied on the return flight. Also a sucker for the ears will help.

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Posted by: Nini | 2011-06-14

If you have a laptop, perhaps put a DVD in the laptop for him to watch.

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