Flying with Newborns

At just three weeks old, this little lady is already getting ready to take her first flight, home.

Matilda arrived a month early here in Melbourne and her parents are taking her home to the Northern Territory this week.

Flying with newborns/babies is stressful for many parents, there is so much conflicting advice out there. Tips my clients have shared that work for them are:

  1. Board first to give you a chance to get settled before take off and to ensure your carry on luggage can be as handy as possible for you to access
  2. Request an aisle seat, especially on longer flights, so you can get up and walk to rock your newborn off to sleep if need be
  3. Feed on take-off/landing as the sucking action can help equalise their ears.

I’d love to hear any other tips you have found work well for first-time parents?

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