When can baby get on a plane?

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Registered: 05-09-2007
When can baby get on a plane?
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Mon, 08-06-2007 - 7:19pm
I just posted a question but I have one more…
So, my question is this: how long do I have to wait until I can take baby on a flight? I’ve asked around and people say at any time is alright but what I would really like to know is at what age is it actually OK for the baby or maybe when is it recommended? My boyfriend is from Denmark and we would really like to go visit his family for Christmas. Baby is due September 19 so by the time we want to fly he would be 3 months old. I don’t want to hurt the baby so I would rather wait until I know it would be ok for him to fly.
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Registered: 01-09-2007
Tue, 08-07-2007 - 10:14am

I know moms who have flown within the first week. Three months should be fine. International travel with a newborn isn't going to be fun-- but some airlines are VERY accommodating. One of my gf's flew Lufthansa from Denver to Frankfurt and had the BEST experience-- they even had mini bassinets. I would just make sure that you give the little one a bottle on the way up and down, and seriously consider purchasing a seat for the baby as well since it will be such a long flight, rather than having it as a lap child.

Here's some websites:

http://www.flyingwithkids.com/

http://www.smartertravel.com/travel-advice/Safety-comes-first-when.html?id=11465

http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/10324/how_to_survive_flying_with_your_infant.html

http://www.drgreene.com/21_854.html

http://www.irelandlogue.com/planning-a-trip/flying-to-ireland-with-an-infant.html

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Registered: 08-25-2006
Sat, 08-11-2007 - 1:26am
Hello! Our daughter was 3 months when she went on her first flight last month, Los Angeles to Boston. The flight was fine. I nursed on take off and landing and that helped with her ears. She slept most of the way. End of September we're taking her to Australia to meet my husband's family....they have bassinetts on the international planes....make sure you ask to be seated with one in front of you. Good luck and let us know how it goes!