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Each of us saw flight of the peanut

on planes of absolutely little passengers more than once - one-year-old kids and babies. Flights, especially long, are given to remains hardly, and it is better, of course, to avoid such loadings to a certain age. But if vital circumstances develop in such a way that air travel to the child not to avoid, parents have to approach very responsibly the choice of a route and be prepared carefully for flight.


the Best flight for the baby - night

By preparation for flight it is very important to em to choose the correct flight.

If you fly with the small child, it is necessary to give preference to night flights. In that case the mode of a dream will not be broken, and the kid will be able to have a rest during flight. If time of flight differs from time of a night or day dream, then it is possible to shift artificially the schedule of a dream (to wake a bit earlier in the morning or not to put to sleep in the afternoon).

As for flight duration, both doctors, and airlines do not recommend to fly with kids, especially aged about one year, on long distances. Though on boards many carriers for babies (till one year) and children of early age (from one to three years) have both cradles, and stocks of baby food, and a toy, and even pelenalny little tables are provided. Nevertheless, if in flight there is no emergency, it is better for parents to have patience and to wait until the baby grows up. If flight occupies 1,5 - 2 hours, that is chance that the child will just oversleep it: children till three years spend a lot of time in a dream. The maximum time of flight which the kid - can theoretically sustain 2,5 - 3,5 hours.

Acquiring tickets, warn the staff of travel agency or airline that you travel with the small child. Ask to make for it a reservation near a window. It not only will present it unforgettable impressions, but also will allow you to control its movements that the child did not go to survey salon alone. Take an interest whether it is provided on flight which you plan to fly, the special children`s menu and if it is, order several dishes from it.

Consultation at the pediatrician is obligatory for

Before flight - big extent or not, it is not important - you should consult with the pediatrician. And it is necessary to do it in advance - for few weeks or at least some days before estimated date of a departure. The doctor will make recommendations concerning what vaccination should be done, going to this or that country, and will render a verdict, it is possible to take the child in travel proceeding from a state of his health, or not. Any acute disease which is followed by temperature, weakness, refusal of food, a capriciousness can become contraindication for flight. In such state the child needs absolute rest that in the conditions of the plane hardly perhaps.

On the way he will suffer from

even more moreover around will exhaust all. So if your kid has even a banal cold, it is better to refuse idea to fly with him for a while.

If you take

with yourself the child in the tropical countries where such infectious diseases as malaria are widespread, you strongly and unfairly risk his health. Pediatricians constantly warn that prevention of malaria can cause problems in small children and is not always effective. You should not forget that in many resort countries the skorovspomoshchny medicine for tourists is developed badly and quality of services, to put it mildly, leaves much to be desired.

Opinion of the expert

Mikhail Zeygarnik, pediatrician, candidate of medical sciences:

- About one year it makes sense to fly em with the child only in very strict occasions - for example, in connection with change of the residence. In other cases of it you should not do. It is contraindicated to fly to children at cold and otitis: pressure differences at take off and landing can cause severe pain in ears, and dry air in inside of the plane will irritate airways and can strengthen cough. At intestinal infections there can be problems with vomiting, besides on the plane is problematic to change pampers. So in this case it is better to stay at home. It is not necessary to fly also at an exacerbation of chronic diseases (nervous, warm, pulmonary), except for cases when the child is carried on treatment. Small children are not recommended to change climate sharply. The typical mistake of many philoprogenitive Russian parents - to fly in the winter to Egypt. Difference in 30 degrees (in both parties) in only several hours - a serious stress for the kid as at early age adaptable mechanisms of an organism are not perfect yet. As a result, getting to heat from cold winter, children quite often catch a cold, and rest turns into continuous problems.

If the child has a cold, dig to it drops in a nose that he transferred change of pressure better. It is desirable to make it for half an hour to a departure and in half an hour after landing.

during flight to the child needs to give to

enough liquid - fruit juice, still water or tea. Carbonated drinks can cause a meteorizm, and also possess diuretic action.

That the child adapted to temperature conditions on a board and at the airport better, put on it enough clothes it could be removed or put on as required.

of the Leg of the child can swell during flight at the big height therefore on the plane it is better to remove footwear.

If you travel with the baby, before take off and landing give it a baby`s dummy or a small bottle with food. It will help the kid to transfer pressure difference better.

Going to travel with the small child, take the following things in salon:

  • which will provide protection against the cold air arriving from plane central air
  • warm socks
  • a favourite soft toy of the child
  • the book with pictures or a coloring book
  • diapers or replaceable linen
  • wet towel wipes
  • replaceable clothes for the child and mother
  • favourite food of the child which he will be able to eat between the main meals, and drinks
  • a baby`s dummy and a small bottle for feeding
  • necessary medical supplies