Even if you follow all of these tips and add some preparations of your own, you might find yourself with a cranky or crying child. These situations are stressful for both you and the people around you, but they happen. Just do your best to stay calm and relaxed. Be polite to those around you, and continue to try to calm your child until the crisis is over or your flight has landed. Your attitude will help you, your child, and those around you make it to your destination with your sanity intact.
Reviewed by Dr. Kristie Rivers, September 2020