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.

Continue Learning about Caring For A Premature Baby

How are premature babies treated?
UCLA HealthUCLA Health
When it becomes evident that a mother will deliver prematurely, she often is treated with antibiotic...
More Answers
Should I give my preterm baby a pacifier?
Intermountain HealthcareIntermountain Healthcare
If you’re breastfeeding a preterm baby, don’t give your baby a pacifier during the first month of ...
More Answers
How can I keep my preterm baby warm?
Intermountain HealthcareIntermountain Healthcare
Late preterm babies often have trouble staying warm. Their bodies may have to work extra hard to w...
More Answers
How can I make it easier to feed my premature baby?
Sandra CarrollSandra Carroll
Preemies come with a unique set of feeding problems. Differences arise depending upon what gestation...
More Answers

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.