3 doctors weighed in:
Is it safe to bring my baby into a high altitude?
3 doctors weighed in

Dr. Sarah Kohl
Travel Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
Travel to high altitude (above 8000 ft / 2400 m) can be very stressful on both parents and babies.
Babies have a limited ability to communicate if they are having difficulty at high altitude. Older children and adults are fatigued, have nausea & headache, and are short of breath. Waiting until the child is able to talk makes monitoring for altitude sickness symptoms easier. Symptoms mean descend.

In brief: Yes
Travel to high altitude (above 8000 ft / 2400 m) can be very stressful on both parents and babies.
Babies have a limited ability to communicate if they are having difficulty at high altitude. Older children and adults are fatigued, have nausea & headache, and are short of breath. Waiting until the child is able to talk makes monitoring for altitude sickness symptoms easier. Symptoms mean descend.
Dr. Sarah Kohl
Dr. Sarah Kohl
Thank
In brief: Yes
Sometimes the change in pressure in an airplane can cause ear discomfort, just like in adults, but it is certainly safe to do.
It is generally as safe as it would be for an adult.

In brief: Yes
Sometimes the change in pressure in an airplane can cause ear discomfort, just like in adults, but it is certainly safe to do.
It is generally as safe as it would be for an adult.
Dr. Nicholas D'Avanzo
Dr. Nicholas D'Avanzo
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Jonathan Jassey
Board Certified, Pediatrics
13 years in practice
1M people helped
Continue
107,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors