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What are precautions to take for traveling with a baby on an airplane?

My baby is 6 months old and I am planning a trip home. I need tips for traveling with him because I don't know how will he react on his first journey by plane. I also need a checklist for packing baby's luggage.

Submitted by reems829

Babies aren't crawling yet, so they are also much easier to travel with than toddlers that roam.  The biggest tip is to make sure your baby drinks fluids during take off and landing to avoid the ear pain from changed in cabin pressure. Bring books, kiddie songs on an iPad/iPhone, extra diapers, and food in case of plane delays.  Just paying attention to your baby and keeping activities moving will help make the plane trip pleasant.

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