Help Your Baby Stay Comfortable and Quiet on Plane

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[MUSIC] Hi, I'm Dr. Altman. Planning to take your baby with you on a plane trip. You're probably wondering on how to keep her comfortable and quiet. There is a reason why babies cry on the airplanes. The ear canal in babies are narrow and more curved than adults. So pressure changes during takeoff and landing can be painful.

Here are two ways to help keep your baby comfortable and your fellow passengers happy. Have your baby breastfeed, bottle feed or suck on pacify during the takeoff or landing. Sucking and swallowing can help equalize the pressure and ease the pain. But wait until you are sure the plane is about to take off or starting to descend so your baby doesn't fill out and stop sucking too soon.

Give the appropriate dose of cider medicine about 30 minutes prior to take off. End of the flight is longer than four hours again before landing. That also may help with the pain. I'm Dr. Altman, for more tips to care for your family, watch all our health smart videos, right here.