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Yes: You can bring your child's car seat on the airplane, but you will need to purchase a ticket for your child. Some car seats are suitable for airplane use, some are not. Check with the manufacturer for details. If you choose not to purchase a seat for your infant, remember to bring the car seat as luggage. You will want to have your car seat handy at your destination! ...Read moreSee 11 more doctor answers
No: Your baby's cold will not get worse because of being on an airplane, though sometimes the dry air can make them seem more congested temporarily. During first few days of the cold, symptoms may still be worsening, but it isn't due to the air travel. It is fine to travel as long as your baby isn't running a high fever, having trouble breathing, or acting very uncomfortable, and is feeding well. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No...but: The changes in cabin pressure as the plane rises and falls can make a child miserable. You and I have learned how to equalize the pressure in our middle ear as the pressure increases or decreases. This is impossible to explain to a child. I found that having full "sippy" cups at take off and landing, and making the child drink from them, decreased the pain for both child and parents. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it risky to travel with a 1year 4month old baby? Is she at risk of catching viruses in the airport or airplane?
Should be ok: A 16 month-old (or 26 or 36 month-old) is safe to fly but can catch a contagious disease while traveling, just like we all can catch. It's best to avoid being stuck in a crowd, to avoid being sneezed or coughed upon. The plane seats in front of a wall, but away from toilets, may have fewer surrounding passengers, and maybe fewer airborne germs (but not sure if there is research to confirm that). ...Read more
Hard to say: Since we don't know the details of your pregnancy condition it is hard to make a blanket statement. If your health is stable it is probably fine. If you have been troubled by recurrent vomiting or dehydration it might not be wise.Your current source of health care is in a better position to know. ...Read more
Can a pregnant woman (13 weeks) travel in an airplane? I have an unknown cause of severe neutropenia. Can the flight harm the baby?
Talk to your OB: Talk to your "high risk" obstetrician (ob). I'm not an ob, but usually not a flight issue if okay with ob. Also, the source of "severe" (defined as anc <500 ?) neutropenia needs to be clarified by a hematologist. First questions would be -- how long in duration, cyclic in nature (eg, every 3 weeks), any increased infectious, famiiy history, prior bone marrow biopsy, and medication use. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Interesting question: If your only reason for asking is just because you want your kid to be tall, then skip past what i say because it won't help you. If you're asking about food making an infant taller because you're interested in making the infant healthier, follow this link to livestrong: http://www.Livestrong.Com/article/69870-kids-grow-taller/. ...Read more
Briefly: Infants often settle better into sleep if they are swaddled because it returns them to the sameness of the womb. The random movement of arms and legs can be distracting to them. Yet it is important to gradually loosen the swaddling and get them into proper bed attire by a month of age. Babies can suffocate in their blankets. Sleeping in a onezie with no blanket, pillow or bumpers is recommended. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Be more specific: I know of no shots that are recommended for infants that are dangerous to them.If so they would not be used. If you read the stuff from the vaccine haters, understand that they have been at it forever.Ben Franklin was a skeptic about the smallpox vaccine, but his memoirs record his sadness that his failure to accept it cost him a son. ...Read more
See answersection: http://www.livestrong.com/article/70146-foods-avoid-babys-first-year/.Get a more detailed answer ›
Disease and death: We already see early signs of this after the vaccine haters misinformation campaigns.The rate of whooping cough in the country has risen from 2500/yr in the early 90's and rare if any deaths, to 40, 000 this year with more than 30 deaths. Keep it up and we will see lots of little headstones in graveyards again. ...Read more