How soon can newborn fly on a plane?

How soon can newborn fly on a plane? I need to take a flight that will take around 4hours. Is this healthy for my baby or should I wait till a certain age and plan on taking trains till then? Will a plane damage my baby?

Answer #1

I was 6 months on my first plane but its probs safe if its 3 months at least I dont really know but yer

Answer #2

Medically, babies can fly at any age, even at day one. Airlines may have their own policies on how old a baby needs to be to fly.

Many people recommend giving benadryl to infants during a flight to ease the pressure in the ears. Benadryl does not equalize ear pressure. Its main effect is sedation. So while it seems to help with the ears, in reality it is just putting baby to sleep.

Again, the baby will have to learn how to equalize so if you dont give him benadryl, you might find him to be vary fussy.

Answer #3

I took my baby up in a commercial plane at 3 months. We flew for 4 hours and had to switch planes. Of course this was 10 years ago and they didn’t have all the regulations they do now. i.e. she rode in my lap. As far as the kid though, everything should be fine. there is nothing that can hurt him about flying.

Answer #4

course you can take a pram

Answer #5

do babys need ear plugs while flying on a plane? And can I take a stroller on a plane

Answer #6

What Special Rules Apply to Infants and Children?

If you’re traveling with an infant or small child, you should know that proper use of a child restraint device (CRD) enhances child safety on aircraft. For this reason, Southwest Airlines and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) strongly recommend that infants and small children who weigh under 40 pounds be secured in an appropriate CRD when traveling by air.

Traveling with the infant on your lap:

One child over 14 days and under two (2) years of age, not occupying a seat, may be carried free with a Customer paying the applicable adult fare.

Although a boarding pass is not required, you will need a Boarding Verification Document.

Online checkin is not available.

Traveling with the infant in an FAA approved car seat:

Affordable Infant Fares are available that enable a Customer to reserve a seat for an infant and use his/her FAA approved car seat.

A boarding pass is required.

Online checkin is available if the infant is traveling on an Infant Fare and is age verified.

A birth certificate is required to validate age of all infants under age two.

A medical release for travel is required for any infant under 14 days old.

Accompanied children ages two through 11 will be charged the applicable Child’s Fare for the flight (does not apply to unaccompanied children ages five through 11). Proof of age may be required.

Sue…good luck

Answer #7

My Baby girl flew at 4 weeks, from Australia to Thailand and was great. I breastfed on take off and on descent so that she did not have any ear problems, which she did not. She slept well as it was dark with the lights low and probably enjoyed the white noise. I went to my doctor for advise before hand, as I was worried about flying before the eight week inoculations and he did put me off, personally I am glad I never listened and went with my gut instinct that we are both healthy mum and bub, I am breastfeeding so felt this would help too for comfort and anti bodies. I took a sling and this was the best thing as she was covered up at the airports so had no attention from onlookers. I also had a c section for delivery and just move my legs around during flights as heard horror stories about deep vein th. but all is well, so as long as you are both healthy and can perhaps try to breastfeed for conveinence it should a A OK.

Answer #8

I took my daughter to visit my mum in Portugal from England when she was 5 wks,

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