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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.

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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)

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