Many parents delay flying with their little ones for many reasons, whether its concern over disturbing other people or getting your baby to sleep! It might not always be easy, but there are several ways to encourage your little one to drift off on-board and to help minimise jet-lag once you arrive!
How to get your baby to sleep on an aeroplane
3) Request a baby bassinet
These are available on most long haul flights but are in limited supply and are located at bulkhead positions. Be aware that height/weight/age restrictions vary from airline to airline. As a very general rule, most are suitable for at least an 8 month old. This handy bassinet chart
details over 50 airlines requirements.
8) Choose seats carefully
If you have a toddler or older child consider pre-booking the aisle and window seats, leaving a space in one of the middle seats. Single middle seats are always the last to be filled, so if the flight is not fully booked, you could end up with a spare seat for free and can stretch out!
Another option is to book a seat for your baby and use a car seat
. Make sure it is airline approved first and be aware that Iso-fix seats are not suitable.
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