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A 45-year-old member asked:

How safe is infant sleeping in airline basinette in bulkhead?

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Dr. Deborah Archer
Pediatrics 20 years experience
Bulkhead???: To clarify you do not mean bulkhead as in overhead compartments? If yes then obviously that is not safe. If you mean in a bassinet at your feet for long flights it is just as safe as as infant being in your arms. I would recommend if airline allows that the bassinet is somehow secured during takeoff and landing.

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A 21-year-old female asked:

My infant wont sleep in basinette what should I do?

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Dr. Ronda Dennis-Smithart
Specializes in Pediatrics
Drowsy but awake: Self soothing is a valuable skill that babies learn as newborns, when parents put them down drowsy but awake. When we hold babies until asleep, they associate parent's heartbeat, voice, rocking with sleep. Without those cues they can't fall asleep. Started as newborns, most babies learn to put themselves to sleep in 5-10", older children take longer to learn to self soothe-up to 60".
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental and Behavioral 51 years experience
Putting him to sleep on his back,drowsy but awake, in his own crib in his room will save you the misery of his night-waking @ 5-6 mos.
Dec 3, 2012

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