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DH is a pilot and we're supposed to take a 2 hour flight in a small plane w/DD in 3 weeks (she'll be just over 4 mos.). We have an infant headset, so ears should be ok, but what about sickness, pressure, etc.? Anyone have any experience with this? I was planning to nurse her on takeoff and landing, but DH said those are statistically the most dangerous times so she should be in her carseat.<br><br>
Asked our ped and she had no clue.<br><br>
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hmm no ideas just a suggestion.. if it were me... I would put the headphones on for 5-10 minutes everyday to get her used to feeling them on her head... I would put her in the carseat and let her suck on your finger..that always calms my daughter if I cant nurse her (just turned 4 months)
 

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My father owned 2 small planes and I flew all the time since I was a month old. They never did anything special, but then again it was the 70's <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> . I had a paci, and when I was old enough I chewed gum. That's about it! My father would always be careful to ascend and descend slowly if I had a cold.
 

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I took my DD on a very small plane in Alaska (8 seats total) when she was 4 months old. There was no way her carseat would fit on it so I wore her in the Moby wrap. She slept the whole time... I never noticed any discomfort on her part, even though my ears popped like crazy. It was about an hour flight.
 

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I fly all the time w/ my babes since the time they were 1st born. If you are nursing then nurse her on takeoff and landing or make sure you have a paci. I just held my babes on my lap throughout the flights. My dd now sits in her carseat and I hold ds2 on my lap and nurse him <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> Have fun!!
 
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