I recently went to Los Angeles on a songwriting trip and halfway through, Michelle and Lev joined me. This meant Michelle had to fly from New York to LA with Lev by herself. She was worried he would be difficult on the flight and so researched all the best ways to fly with a 15 month-old.
Whether it's for a family vacation or visiting relatives, air travel is a necessity for passengers of all ages. Infants and toddlers CAN travel well, so long as their travel companions are well-prepared.
Just before Christmas 2012, six-month-old Isaac Appaqaq died in a plane crash. When the Perimeter Aviation twin engine turbo prop aircraft he was onboard overran the runway, little Isaac was the only fatality.
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I was nervous. I'd sharpened my peripheral vision in order to avoid eye contact. I'd practiced witty comebacks to any possible snide remarks. I packed my carry-on with just about every distraction imaginable. Vacations are exciting, but getting there is no longer half the fun
Last week a 2-year-old girl had a tantrum. Why is this headline news? Is it because toddlers delaying flights is a real issue facing the airline industry, or because stories like this garner hundreds of heated comments and page views?
As a traveling parent, you should be prepared -- prepared to provide for your baby but also prepared to amuse and comfort her. Pack your carry-on luggage with enough food, snacks, and distractions to last the duration of your journey.
I was nervous. I rehearsed pointed retorts to any possible snide remarks. Vacations are exciting, but getting there is no longer half the fun. We were leaving on a jet plane with our daughter, then 20-months-old.
A flight attendant once told me that babies are the only thing not required to be strapped in for take off and landing. You would have to purchase a seat, but wouldn't you pay any amount to keep your baby safe?