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Advice for flying with a 6 month old infant?

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We are going to have our first flight with our 6 month-old child. The flight will be 12 hours long.

Is there anything we need to pay special attention to? Anything we might overlook?

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Be prepared to be vomited on. Bring changes of clothes for you and the infant.

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If at all possible, book a separate seat for your baby and use a car seat or something similar.

The NTSB strongly advises this for the safety of your child, as discussed over on the Aviation Stack.


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Advice for flying with a 6 month old infant?

up vote 14 down vote

We are going to have our first flight with our 6 month-old child. The flight will be 12 hours long.

Is there anything we need to pay special attention to? Anything we might overlook?


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Be prepared to be vomited on. Bring changes of clothes for you and the infant.

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