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Baby - Travelling tips 1 week 5 days ago #2120

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Baby Peaceful Flight Travel

I would like to share my recent experience with my 3 month old baby. We travelled from San Diego to Bangalore by changing 3 flights and we hardly had any time between the connecting flights so I was literally running with my baby. After the long journey when I landed in Bangalore the immigration officer checked the baby's passport and asked me with a rough tone did you bring a 3 month old baby in flight..did she not cry. I told him she was absolutely calm and relaxed throughout the journey. He was surprised listening to this. Then I explained him that I prepared the baby for the journey since 2 weeks as suggested by Uni5. Another officer also was listening to this conversation and they started talking among themselves that they need to try this method. I was very happy that we were benefited and we could spread the word to others. Thank you very much to Uni5 Sakthi Foundation.

What I did as given by Uni5 Sakthi Foundation.

Along with that, I started preparing the baby for 2 weeks prior to the date of travel. I told her that we would be traveling by flight which would be quite noisy, so showed the picture of flight and bassinet seat. Then I told that the journey would be little inconvenient a lot of people would be traveling with us and we would be given a small space to sit, so we need to adjust and not trouble others. Try to sleep as much as possible and other times you can play with me. I will always be with you so you need not be worried or get scared. I kept repeating these words every day by spending5-10mins morning and evening. During takeoff and landing I kept telling her by holding her hands its going to be fine do not get scared. This is all that I did and she was absolutely fine in all the 3 flights.

Shilpa, USA Dec 2018

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Baby - Travelling tips 5 years 10 months ago #1472

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This is absolutely true in our experience with our 11 month old baby boy Pranav.

We recently had an international trip lasting 30+ hours with Pranav. It was his first journey by air. We started telling him about the trip few days before. We were telling him that we are going to be away from home and going to our home town to meet his grandparents and relatives. We told him that we are going to be flying in an aircraft and it is going to be a long journey and will take more than a day (30+ hours) to reach there and he will not be be able to crawl (which he enjoyed doing most of that time at home). We told him like this for a few days and even during the travel. He was a happy kid throughout the journey..!! He absolutely didn't had any problems with the extended journey or a different environment or his restricted freedom of movement or food.
Kids may get pressure in their ears during takeoff and landing. If your kid is breastfed, try to feed her\him during this time OR try bottle feeding OR give something to chew during takeoff or landing. This will help to sooth and reduce her\his ear pressure.
Another experience we had was when Pranav was almost 6-7 months old. He was exclusively breastfed during that time. We had to travel for 2 Hours and his mother had to be away from him for around 5-6 hours. I had to exclusively baby sit him for the first time. We started telling him about this a few days before and he was a happy baby throughout the time he was with me.

Some times you may think that the baby is not listening to what you say, but everything goes to the baby's mind and he understands everything you say to her\him.

We should specially thank this Sakthi Foundation Uni5 website for giving us all these advice and tips.

-Pradeesh, Reenu and Pranav.

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Baby - Travelling tips 5 years 10 months ago #1462

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Travel long distance or even outside for shopping is bothering with babies. We found that when parent(S) talk to baby before the travel, the babies seems to understand and be less cranky. Here are some tips and also discuss your observations here.

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