Having at least an hour or so between flights also gives kids a break from the plane and a chance to stretch their legs, get something to eat, have their diapers changed in a bathroom that isn’t the size of a coffin, etc.The ideal outcome when you’re flying with a baby is that they’ll sleep for most of the flight.The less time your kids have to spend on the plane, and the quicker you can get to your destination, the better.
The back of plane is also less affected by turbulence, helping your child sleep more soundly.
The golden recommendation I got from a flight attendant is to seat your kids wherever the plane’s engines are.
And some children get wired or hyperactive instead of sleepy when taking such drugs!
Even more important is that, with any medication, there can be dangerous side effects, such as a fast or irregular heartbeat, seizures, and changes in blood pressure.
Ultimately I decided that any potential conveniences were not worth the possible health risks, however rare they may be.
I try to counsel families about ways to make travel with babies a little easier without using medicine.
Our babies never fell asleep in our arms, even if they were tired.
If you’ve got a wide-awake baby that won’t sit still, you’re in for a long flight, friend.
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