9 tips for flying with children

Motion sickness

A well-hydrated and fed child is less likely to feel the effects of motion sickness.

If motion sickness could become a problem for your child, try to choose flights that are short or that are broken into shorter pieces by layovers. Sitting near the front of the plane or over the wings will reduce the amount of turbulence that he or she feels and minimize the sickness. Don’t forget to offer fluids and snacks before and during the flight to ensure that he or she is well hydrated and fed.

Reviewed by Dr. Kristie Rivers, September 2020

References

  1. American Academy of Pediatrics. Family Friendly Flying.
  2. University of Maryland Medical Center. Motion Sickness.

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