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any experience with this?<br><br><br>
i'm travelling for two hours via airplane and this is what i'm going to be using.
 

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If they see you they will not allow you to keep your baby in a sling for take off or landing...asleep or not. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">: ...but otherwise, we always use ours on an airplane. When babe starts to get really antsy, we walk in the aisle for a short bit slingin' it. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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oh no.<br><br>
do you just hold your baby in your lap? how does it work?<br><br>
ds is six weeks old, and taking a carseat is not an option.
 

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I've flown twice round trip with DS at ages 7 months and 18 months as a "lap child." I used the sling for his napping and bfing, and no one even checked him for take-off or landing.<br><br>
They will make you take the sling off and put it through security, that part was annoying, especially since I was traveling alone with DS.<br><br>
I would recommend checking your carseat in as baggage, so you have it at the other end. We once tried renting a carseat with a car rental company at our destination. It was horrible - the seat was really dirty, wouldn't install safely in the car after trying for 1 hour in a hot parking lot with a crying baby. The agency had to give us a different car after all that.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">oh no.<br><br>
do you just hold your baby in your lap? how does it work?<br><br>
ds is six weeks old, and taking a carseat is not an option.</div>
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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/nod.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="nod"> I usually just pull my sling up over my head so it is not over my shoulder and use it like a blanket...until after take-off or until the stewardess's sit down and buckle up. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"> They do make some kind of attachment thingy that attaches to you and is FAA approved, but I think it is for older babies and toddlers.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I've flown twice round trip with DS at ages 7 months and 18 months as a "lap child." I used the sling for his napping and bfing, and no one even checked him for take-off or landing.<br><br>
They will make you take the sling off and put it through security, that part was annoying, especially since I was traveling alone with DS.<br><br>
I would recommend checking your carseat in as baggage, so you have it at the other end. We once tried renting a carseat with a car rental company at our destination. It was horrible - the seat was really dirty, wouldn't install safely in the car after trying for 1 hour in a hot parking lot with a crying baby. The agency had to give us a different car after all that.</div>
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Your mileage may definitely vary as to whether the flight attendants let you keep him in the sling during takeoff/landing. I've heard many many stories of parents being made to take baby out during those times.<br><br>
And I couldn't agree more on taking your own carseat. You may be able to put it in a stroller and then gate-check both (since you'll be pre-boarding) and then get it back right away on the other end, so it doesn't go through baggage handling. But I would never, ever depend on a rental carseat (if that's the way you were thinking of going). My sister and BIL were so appalled at the horrible, unsafe carseat that a rental agency tried to foist off on them that they sent BIL out and bought one of their own.
 
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