Babies under two weeks of age should not be taken on a plane first. The reason is, the baby’s body with that age has not been able to adjust to the surrounding environment perfectly. In addition, newborns less than two weeks are also more susceptible to attacks by germs and bacteria, especially in closed spaces like aircraft cabins.
So, at what age can babies get on a plane?
The age of three months is an age that is safe enough to invite babies to travel by plane. At this age, the physiology of growth and development of the baby is maximal, so that the condition of the little one is optimal when facing the stress of a kind of cold air and various other changes. The age of the baby who is getting older makes him stronger against other environmental changes.
For the little ones who are ready Moms invite to travel by plane, here are some important tips that Moms should pay attention to:
1. Choose a departure schedule that is most comfortable for the baby, for example at night when Moms use long flights or hours of naps on short-haul flights. That way, your child can sleep quietly on the plane.
2. Order additional seats specifically for babies, especially if your child is big enough. It is not advisable to hold the baby continuously while in the aircraft cabin. This can be very dangerous in the event of turbulence or drastic air changes that can make the baby escape from Moms’ lap.
3. Inform the airline that Moms is traveling with a baby, so that the flight crew has the information to be ready to install additional seat belts (for children on lap) and to help pair the car seat.
4. The best seat that Moms can use with your baby is the front of the cabin. Seat in that position makes Moms get more legroom. The seat on the front of the cabin also has minimal noise coming from the aircraft engine. Babies are also not permitted to sit at the seat of a row of emergency exits.
5. Observe at the same time obey the rules regarding the stroller, considering each airline has set different rules. Some airlines allow the stroller to be brought into the cabin and then deposited to the flight crew, but other airlines forbid the stroller from being taken to the cabin and must enter the baggage.
6. Choose a seat on the side of the hall, so Moms are easier to get in and out when taking care of your little one. Especially if you have to calm him down when he is fussy by taking a walk in the cabin hallway.
At the airport
1. Arrive early at the airport so that Moms have free time to check-in, pass immigration (if abroad), to security check.
2. Invite the baby to play or do light activities so as not to feel tired while waiting. This is very useful so … Read More