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Old 12-20-2008, 09:24 AM   #1
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So DD and I are heading up to Maine to visit family on Wednesday. We have a 1.5 hour flight. I have had some friends suggest that I give my DD a bottle or paci during takeoff to alleviate pressure on her ears. Um... She doesn't take a bottle or paci, so I am wondering if anyone has nursed during takeoff, or if this is even necessary. Thanks for any advice! (Ideas for entertaining my 9 MO during flight welcome as well!! )

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Old 12-20-2008, 09:33 AM   #2
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Re: BF and my plane ride!

Nursing during takeoff will alleviate pressure in her ears
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Old 12-20-2008, 09:33 AM   #3
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Re: BF and my plane ride!

We were just talking about it in another thread (the back 2 basics Firday thread if you want to take a peek...towards the end of it) and it seems to be a very common suggestion to nurse during take off to help with the pressure build on on the LO's ears.
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Old 12-20-2008, 09:34 AM   #4
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Re: BF and my plane ride!

took a trip to FL for thanksgiving w/ my almost 6 mo and i nursed her on all take-offs and she had no problems! good luck!
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Re: BF and my plane ride!

I always nursed my first dd during take-offs and landings, just make sure you burp them afterwards (I forgot the first time we flew and she threw up all over daddy once we were in the airport) I plan to nurse my new dd in a few days when we fly to FL!
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Old 12-20-2008, 09:44 AM   #6
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I have - great idea. (:
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Old 12-20-2008, 12:19 PM   #7
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Re: BF and my plane ride!

yes nursing works, yes it is necessary ..

bring lots of small toys.. like 1 for every 10 mins and just give her one at a time.. i took my DD to hawaii (12 hours) when she was 10.5 months ..
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Old 12-20-2008, 12:55 PM   #8
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Yes, it works great. And if she's awake, probably necessary. She needs to suck/swallow on something to help her ears.

The one thing I didn't know until my second flight - if they're asleep, its ok to let them sleep! I though I HAD to have my DS sucking on something. My second time flying, he slept through the entire plane ride and was fine.

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Thanks everyone! I am glad I asked! I'm sure BF will make for a smoother ride. Thanks for the toy idea as well. I hope everyone has a Great Holiday!
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Yep, from Boston to Paris it was my then 9m old and I. Remember to bring lots of snacks that are interesting-cheerios/kix and grapes( quartered) we things my son like to play with. Also a favorite book. Ds loved the little air vents that you can control.
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