9 tips for flying with children

Sleep is a good thing

Sleeping through the travel experience may help your child avoid a meltdown.

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

References

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

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