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“Hi there, taking my little girl from New Zealand to Melbourne for 10 days to visit family, she will be 17 weeks when we fly, flight is 4 hours, anyone have any tips or advice for making the trip a smooth trip. Thank you” Do you have any tips for taking a baby on a long flight?

Posted by Sarah, 21/04/13

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  • We flew when my son was 4 months old and I found it easy at that age. They feed cuddle and sleep. Breastfeeding on the flight was helpful and soothing.

  • some flights have little pull out beds in front of the seats which you can request.

  • Cuddles, a dummy (if she takes one) and bf or bottle feed at take off and landing.

  • I did Adelaide to uk twice now with a then ten Month old and a then 11-13 month old. most of the time they just sleep. you will probably have no or very minor issues. good luck

  • Sleep beforehand and a good feed.

  • A big feed and howpfully they will rest most of the flight

  • Hope all went well with your trip.

  • A big feed just before you board the plane, maybe they will get sleepy on the flight if you are lucky.

  • Was it great fun? :)

  • How did your holiday go?

  • I don’t think you will have a problem. I did a trip like this with a 3 month old ad I just held her

  • Rach has lots of great info, for future reference

  • I hope everything turned out well for you

  • How beautiful. New Zealand looks amazing. So jealous

  • I hope your trip went well and the flight went smoothly and bub behaved :)

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