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#1 of 5 Old 04-12-2010, 03:44 PM - Thread Starter
 
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with our running 1-year old. Who has a head cold. And will be sitting on our laps.

Pray for me!

We've lots of snacks and 3 new books (one of which is a lift the flap) and movies/music on Daddy's laptop.

What am I forgetting?

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With the laptop you should do very well. I have flown at least 20 flights with my now 21 month old alone. Never with a laptop. I am jealous.

Just have a good attitude. Make it fun and exciting for baby. Let her run around in the terminal. Try to get her to nap on the plane. Make sure you bring fave blankie/lovey. (duh)

With the head cold. uh... Be careful. A couple flights ago I had a minor sinus thing going on and on the way up I noticed i couldn't clear my ears. (I used to fly in the military, so I know all the tricks. And FWIW, we never ever were allowed to fly with a cold because of this.) No big deal. Until coming down. I had the most pearcing pain ever imaginable in my ears. One worse than the other. I thought for sure blood would start trickling down my ears. I was very close to getting the attendant.

Now, I survived. My right ear ended up clearing about 10 hours later. It was very painful, and for a couple days my ear wasn't right. But, now I am fine.

I don't know if this was a specific kind of cold or what, but after this experience I will thinkn twice about flying with a cold. I have heard of babies having issues with their ears when they fly. Mine naver has.

I don't want to scare you, but if your baby is turning red screaming on descent, that is what is probably going on, and God be with you.

Have fun on your trip!
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Bring a sippy for water. My DD is sometimes too distracted to nurse at take off and landing so I give her the sippy in the hopes that the swallowing will help her ears. So far so good. Maybe wrapping the new books and a few little toys. Unwrapping can be fun and take some time! Will your lo color? How about some stickers?

question about the laptop. Do you just play the movie through the computer speakers? I'm asking because we have a long trip planned this summer and were thinking movies would help. DD wouldn't handle earphones too well. DH thinks it will bug other passengers, I say it won't bug them as much as a crying one year old!!

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Wrapping the new toys! What a BRILLIANT idea, Akislandgirl ... I can always count on you for the smarts! We're flying to Costa Rica in May and I will most DEFINITELY be doing that. Yeesh, you're one bright penny.

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you make me laugh starling!

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