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What do I need to know about traveling with my baby's medical equipment?

Babies who are on cardiac and apnea monitors should use this same equipment during travel. Be sure you have a portable, self-contained power source for this equipment. The power should last twice your expected travel time. Securement systems for portable medical equipment (such as monitors and oxygen tanks) are not all designed for use in motor vehicles. Be sure to buckle or wedge your equipment on the vehicle floor -- not under the front passenger seat -- and cover it with a blanket or pillow. This will help prevent it from coming loose in case of a crash or sudden stop.

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