If your child might be able to sleep through a flight during naptime or bedtime, consider booking your flight during a corresponding time. You know your child best. Can he or she sleep, even in distracting surroundings? A sleeping child may make life easier while you are in the close quarters of an airplane cabin (and your fellow passengers will likely thank you). However, if travels during sleep time are a recipe for disaster, do what you know is best.
Reviewed by Dr. Kristie Rivers, September 2020