Health Tip: Traveling on a Plane With Baby

Solutions to help prevent crankiness

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(HealthDay News) -- Traveling with a cranky baby can make for a rough trip, but there are things you can do to help keep your little one happy.

The American Academy of Pediatrics offers these suggestions:

  • If baby is fussing, make sure the infant has a clean diaper and isn't hungry, isn't too hot or too cold, and isn't simply bored.
  • Talk to your pediatrician if your child shows signs of an ear infection.
  • Use small earplugs or place cotton balls in baby's ears to ease noise from the plane's engines.
  • Offer a pacifier, bottle or breast to allow baby to suck when air pressure in the cabin changes.

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