Home > Parenting > Child > Body 10 October 2003 Air travel with infants If you're taking your infant or toddler on a plane trip, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center offers these safety tips. 0 ASK The Paediatrician » Follow Health24 on Facebook » Quiz Are you ready for a baby? » Subscribe Parenting newsletter » 10 interesting Down syndrome facts Autistic savant 'reads minds' If you're taking your infant or toddler on a plane trip, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center offers these safety tips: Although you don't usually have to buy a seat for children under age two, it's advisable to do so anyway. Turbulence can cause a child to be propelled from your arms. Use a car seat on the plane in the same manner as you would in a car. Changes in air pressure can cause ear pain in very young children. A decongestant given an hour before take off may help, but discuss this with your paediatrician. If medication is recommended, try it for a day or two before you fly. Some brands can cause hyperactivity in children. You can also help relieve the pressure by giving older children some chewy food or a lollipop. Younger kids can be breastfed or given a bottle. - (HealthDayNews) Read more: Travel Centre More in Parenting More kids and teens heading to ER with headaches More: ChildBody advertisement Read Health24’s Comments Policy Comment on this story 0 comments Comments have been closed for this article. Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Loading comments... From our sponsors Keep an eye on your vision Which skin products are better, ‘medical grade’ or ‘over-the-counter’? Win 1 of 6 R5000 cash prizes Win a R2 000 Skin Renewal voucher Live healthier Exercise benefits for seniors » Working out in the concrete jungle Even a little exercise may help prevent dementia Here’s an unexpected way to boost your memory: running Seniors who exercise recover more quickly from injury or illness When sedentary older adults got into an exercise routine, it curbed their risk of suffering a disabling injury or illness and helped them recover if anything did happen to them. No relief for MS » Drug shows promise against MS in mouse study Vitamin D may slow multiple sclerosis Obesity in girls tied to higher MS risk Exercise may not lower women's risk of MS A Harvard study showed no evidence to support the idea that exercise lowers the risk of multiple sclerosis.