Flying with a baby can be a real struggle for parents, but one flight attendant found a genius way to make sure everybody had a pleasant flight…
With a return to domestic travel well and truly underway, ask any parent about their experience flying with young children and you’re almost guaranteed to hear a horror story. Whether it’s a nappy disaster, non-stop tantrum or the disapproving stares of other passengers, the whole process can be extremely stressful. A passenger has shared her story after a mum struggling to cope when her one-year-old daughter became distressed on board was helped by a flight attendant, who found a genius way to diffuse the situation…
A Mum In Need
Carrie Jaboor, a passenger on US-based carrier Southwest Airlines saw a mum struggling to settle her baby daughter and says she couldn’t help but sympathise.
“There was a mother and her two young girls in front of me on the plane, and the baby suddenly had a very loud crying fit that wouldn’t stop,” she wrote on Scary Mommy. “The mother looked so stressed and it just made my heart break for her because nothing was helping the little girl. When I saw the flight attendant ask her to step to the back, I could tell the mother (and myself) thought she was going to get into trouble.”
It turned out that the crew had a clever trick up their sleeve, soothing the baby girl by blowing bubbles for her. “I looked back and saw him blowing bubbles for the little girl until she stopped crying,” Carrie wrote. “There are some seriously kind people in this world.”
All Too Much
Carrie says that the mum was upset by the situation and was also comforted and reassured by flight attendants. “He was also giving tissues to the mother and consoling her as she was crying too,” she wrote.
Comments on the post said that simple acts of kindness make all the difference when travelling with children. “Being a new parent can be quite overwhelming,” one comment said. “Thank goodness for kind-hearted people!” “Sometimes with all the nastiness happening in the world we need to stop and focus on the kindness and situations such as this,” said another.
We completely agree! How amazing is this flight attendant? We’re sure that any parent would be forever grateful for this kind of service and attention.
Has your child had a meltdown on a flight? Share your story in the comments!