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Can I bring an infant seat on an airplane?

Can I bring an infant seat on an airplane?

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 more

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Is radiation from airplanes harmful to my baby?

Is radiation from airplanes harmful to my baby?

Yes: The radiation in airplanes is safe during pregnancy. There's not been any study to date that has demonstrated fetal harm from casual commercial airplane flying. ...Read more

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Will my baby's cold get worse if I take him on an airplane?

Will my baby's cold get worse if I take him on an airplane?

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 more

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Can airplane cabin pressure harm my baby?

Can airplane cabin pressure harm my baby?

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 more

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Can a 1month new born baby travel via airplane?

Can a 1month new born baby travel via airplane?

If you must- yes!: Your baby will be at risk for infection just like any of us boarding a plane. Make sure to offer your baby a pacifier or a bottle as you take off and at landing to avoid an earache! ...Read more

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Is it safe for a newborn baby to fly on an airplane?

Is it safe for a newborn baby to fly on an airplane?

Children's health: Yes. Of course. You may want to have something for them to suck on when taking off and landing to help with their ear pressure/pain. ...Read more

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Is it risky to travel with a 1year 4month old baby? Is she at risk of catching viruses in the airport or airplane?

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

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Is it safe to me and my baby to travel at week 12 of pregnancy by airplane?

Is it safe to me and my baby to travel at week 12 of pregnancy by airplane?

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

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Can a pregnant woman (13 weeks) travel in an airplane? I have an unknown cause of severe neutropenia. Can the flight harm the baby?

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 more

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What food maks infant taller?

What food maks infant taller?

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

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Do you recommend swaddling infants?

Do you recommend swaddling infants?

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 more

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Which shots are not safe for infants?

Which shots are not safe for infants?

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

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My infant has thrash what should I do?

My infant has thrash what should I do?

Thrush: Get some Nystatin suspension and paint out your childs mouth with 25 minutes after eating. If you are breat feeding make sure you wash your breasts and apply the Nystatin ointment. Ask your doctor for orescriptions. ...Read more

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When is itok for an infant to gethaircut?

When is itok for an infant to gethaircut?

Anytime you want: There is nothing inherently dangerous about getting hair cut. The person doing the cutting should be extremely careful with the scissors however, as babies are notorious for not sitting still when told to. Best to get some help. ...Read more

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What is the pain threshold for an infant like?

What is the pain threshold for an infant like?

It varies: Just like some of us cry with a paper cut and others don't even cry with a broken bone, babies have varying thresholds for pain. We know that babies that have lots of procedures done tend to have greater reactions to pain than those that have never had a shot or blood drawn. ...Read more

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What will happen if we stopped vaccinating infants, toddlers, and children?

What will happen if we stopped vaccinating infants, toddlers, and children?

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

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What is infant mortality?

What is infant mortality?

Infant Mortality: Infant mortality is the death of a child less than one year of age. It is measured as infant mortality rate (IMR), which is the number of deaths of children under one year of age per 1000 live births. ...Read more