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Tips for flying with an infant

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Are you and your infant headed on a trip this summer. While traveling with a baby can be stressful, following these tips from Crystal Lake Travel can help make for a smoother flight.

Great vacations begin with great planning. So before you start to pack for the trip, make a checklist of the baby gear you will need such as diapers, wipes, plastic bags to store soiled diapers, disinfecting hand gel, extra clothing, and blankets.

When booking tickets for your flight, consider scheduling the trip to coincide with your infant’s regular nap schedule.

During the airport security screening process, parents can carry infants in their arms through the metal detector. Strollers, baby carriers, car seats, and carry-on baggage have to be put on the X-ray belt for screening.

While baby food, formula and breast milk in excess of the standard 3.4 ounce limit are allowed, they must be removed from carry-on bags to be screened separately from the rest of your belongings.
If pre-boarding for families with children under the age of 2 is offered, take advantage of it. This will give you and your baby more time to get settled.

Babies’ ears are often sensitive to pressure changes. During takeoff and landing encourage your infant to nurse or suck on a bottle or pacifier to help relieve that pressure.

If your baby starts to get fussy during the flight, walk up and down the aisles of the plane a few times if possible, as the movement can help soothe.

Crystal Lake Travel : 13 Crystal Lake Plaza, Crystal Lake IL 60014 : 815.459.2500 :

http://www.cltravelagency.com/.

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