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Question
Posted by: OrlandoGomez | 2003/12/08

Q.

11 month old baby. Flying first time - sedatives or not?

Hi there

We are soon flying from Cape Town to Jhb and I need to know whether I should give my 11 month old boy a mild sedative or Panado before the flight.

Thanks

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

There are no definite rules. At this age and for such a short flight it may not be necessary. A child can be hand full in a plane and it often help if there are more than one adult to assist and relieve each other.

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