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Re: Flying With Babies
« Reply #465 on: April 10, 2014, 12:21:36 AM »
DONT try any medication before trying it at home and seeing how it affects your child.


And try half dose of the recc dose at first.

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Flying With Babies
« Reply #466 on: April 10, 2014, 01:42:32 AM »
Thanks guys for all the suggestions,

I'll go with the crayons, snacks, puzzles........ though I feel an tablet is a little bit of a luxury item,

As for the melatonin I wasn't planning on using it but just wanted it as a last resort in case the flight turns into a disaster & I'm curious to hear feedback from people that have used it
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Re: Flying With Babies
« Reply #467 on: April 10, 2014, 01:49:58 AM »
I use melatonin for my daughter. It does not make her sleepy, it just relaxes her so that she can fall asleep

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Re: Flying With Babies
« Reply #468 on: April 10, 2014, 02:05:32 AM »
If you give a toddler 1mg melatonin it just calms them down so they fall asleep. Once you hit 3-5 mg it really depends on the size/age but it can sometimes really knock them out. Up to 3 mg three doctors (pediatrician, naturopath & Trauma Surgeon) OK'd for me.
Obviously try at home first to work out dosage and side effects.
FYI kids sleeping with melatonin should wear diapers/pull ups.

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Re: Flying With Babies
« Reply #469 on: April 10, 2014, 02:23:04 AM »
As for the melatonin I wasn't planning on using it but just wanted it as a last resort in case the flight turns into a disaster
If your kid has an adverse reaction you'll go from disaster to...........test it first.
Save your time, I don't answer PM. Post it in the forum and a dedicated DDF'er will get back to you as soon as possible.

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Re: Flying With Babies
« Reply #471 on: April 10, 2014, 11:38:30 AM »
If your kid has an adverse reaction you'll go from disaster to...........test it first.
Also, a known side effect is nightmares... So keep that in mind

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Re: Flying With Babies
« Reply #472 on: April 10, 2014, 12:46:00 PM »
I am planning to fly in may with a four month old for the first time, any advice

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Re: Flying With Babies
« Reply #473 on: April 10, 2014, 12:46:51 PM »
I am planning to fly in may with a four month old for the first time, any advice
How long a flight?
Quaerite et Invenietis.

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Re: Flying With Babies
« Reply #474 on: April 10, 2014, 01:07:52 PM »
Jfk - tlv with a stop in cdg
Way back direct tlv - jfk

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Re: Flying With Babies
« Reply #475 on: April 10, 2014, 01:59:57 PM »
Jfk - tlv with a stop in cdg
Way back direct tlv - jfk
First off you should request a bassinet if you haven't done one already.

Make sure to bring extra diapers and clothes for the baby, you never know what is going to happen.
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Re: Flying With Babies
« Reply #476 on: April 10, 2014, 02:12:31 PM »
Am I the only one that dreads this part of the yomtov preparation more than any other?

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Re: Flying With Babies
« Reply #477 on: April 10, 2014, 02:53:23 PM »

First off you should request a bassinet if you haven't done one already.

Make sure to bring extra diapers and clothes for the baby, you never know what is going to happen.
wonder what's better: car seat in empty seat or bassinet

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Re: Flying With Babies
« Reply #478 on: April 10, 2014, 02:56:46 PM »
wonder what's better: car seat in empty seat or bassinet
Are you buying an extra seat? Before the kid starts crawling, you can just lay them on the seat. Worked well for me.
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Re: Flying With Babies
« Reply #479 on: April 10, 2014, 04:16:45 PM »
wonder what's better: car seat in empty seat or bassinet

car seat by a long shot

the bassinets are very small and block your leg room

at least IME