Originally Posted by Shelsi
The reason for that rule is because taking off and landing are the points during the flight in which you are most likely to crash. When there is a crash landing and you have a lap baby the proper protocol is to sit the infant on the floor in front of your feet believe it or not. You do not want your baby on your lap in a crash landing. Reason? Your baby will become a human airbag for you. And that's why using a carseat when possible is always a good idea because if you have a crash landing that is survivable it may not be for the child in your lap. YOu could seriously injure or kill them by them in your lap and you certainly wouldn't be able to hold onto them properly if they are on the floor like luggage.
Isn't it interesting how they make such a HUGE deal about securing luggage but they don't about our babies?
Still, I'm not following the logic. If *I* am seatbelted, then how is my baby going to become a "human airbag". Would my seatbelt not restrain me? And in that case, with the baby secured in a sling, the sling would restrain the baby. Heckuva lot better than the floor!