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Air travel with babies

From personal experience, the best approach for traveling with kids is to carry extra bottles of plain water, with perhaps a drop of apple juice added, for the child to suck on during take-off and landing. This helps clear the baby's ears. Also, bring extra diapers & clean clothes ( you always need more than you expect) and Ziplock bags of Cheerios or age-appropriate crackers.

We've always found airline staff to be very helpful: holding meals for a parent with a sleeping child in their lap, providing a bag of ice for medicine needing refrigeration, etc. And don't forget to call ahead to order children's meals from the airlines-they make great fruit/cheese plates or peanut butter/jelly sandwiches or hot dogs.

Thanks for the great programs!



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