What Should A 2 Month Old Baby Prepare When Boarding The Plane?
Good evening, HealthReplies.com ,, please help with information. I am a mother having a 2 month old baby, I intend to return home to my country in the near future by airplane, but I am a little worried about my child’s health such as hearing, is there anything I have to prepare for my child? NThank you
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In general, babies should not be taken to travel far, given their immature immune system and the potential for disease due to travel.
However, if the conditions require this, the baby can be invited to travel, provided that he is in good health, and meets the age or weight requirements allowed by the rules of the respective transportation used.
Regarding the age allowed to board the plane, each airline sometimes sets a certain age limit that is different, but generally it ranges from 2-14 days after birth. Some airlines also ask prospective passengers to include a doctor's letter stating that the mother and child are in good health to board the plane. For premature babies, the age allowed to fly is calculated from the date of conversion of the estimated age given by the doctor, not the date when the baby was born.
For this reason, in general the age of your child is allowed to board the plane. However, to be sure, you should check with the airline concerned.
There are some things that you should pay attention to when taking your baby on a trip, namely:
Ensure your baby's health. You can make observations, such as if your baby is still drinking milk strongly, is crying loudly, the chapter and tub are normal, there are no complaints, then most likely your baby is in good condition. To further ensure their health, preferably before departure, it's a good idea to have your child checked by a pediatrician for a general physical examination. So that as much as possible when you take your child on a trip, your child is really in good shape and does not experience health problems while traveling. Pay attention to travel time, it's best to choose the time during which your baby can sleep during the trip. Avoid traveling for a long time. Ask the airline whether a baby bassinet or stroller is provided that is certified for use on the plane when the baby is not breastfeeding so it is safer Make sure you bring complete baby equipment, including groceries, clothing, blankets thick enough to protect him from the cold on the plane Give ASI as often as possible to reduce baby ear problems due to differences in air pressure. Keep your baby away from people who seem sick, for example sneezing or coughing to prevent transmission to your baby. If you are holding your baby in a hug, put your seat belt on his body when the plane lands or takes off. It would be even better if there is a special baby seat belt. Ask the airline if there are buoys and safety equipment for babies on the plane, and if they can fit your child in use. That's the explanation from me, hopefully helpful and useful :)
dr. Princess Claudya