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What is the minimum safe age for an infant to fly?

Post by guest#100 » Tue, 08 Mar 2005 10:58 am

Hi experienced parents,

I am in Singapore. But wife is delivering in my home country. I want to bring back my wife & baby to Singapore as soon as the baby is safe to fly.

Any idea what is the minimum safe age for an infant to fly??

thanks in advance.

jui

Post by jui » Tue, 08 Mar 2005 7:12 pm

3 months is fine...but better if baby was born in singa only-where is baby born?

lido

Post by lido » Thu, 10 Mar 2005 7:45 pm

I don't know that there is a minimum age, but I would ask your obstetrician. We took our daughter from Los Angeles to London when she was 2 months old. It was a very easy flight. I would say, however, that if the baby is under 6 weeks, don't plan on getting any sleep! Best of luck,
lido

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Post by jpatokal » Fri, 11 Mar 2005 12:09 am

(Didn't you already ask this?)

The final arbiter is the airline, so get in touch with them and ask about their policy. Many will allow even very small infants to fly but may require a doctor's note.

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Post by guest#100 » Fri, 11 Mar 2005 4:49 pm

Thanks to all, ofcourse we will consult the doctor, just wanted to hear from some experience holders...who come accross this issue.

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Post by Strong Eagle » Fri, 11 Mar 2005 5:23 pm

You might also want to consider the people who will be stuck in the airplane with your little darling for however long the flight is. I love children, and I understand that they may cry on airplanes. However, being stuck with a crying infant in the seat in front of me on an 11 hour flight to Europe is something I can live without.

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Post by emma's mom » Sun, 13 Mar 2005 8:53 am

We flew when my daughter was 3 weeks old. But that was a short 2 hour flight. My doctor recommended waiting til 2 months after the first round of shots for a longer flight. If your wife is nursing during take off and landing it helps the ears clear.

Truthfully the sooner the better. Babies sleep alot in the first few months. My daughter has been great on her first two small flights. I'm not looking forward to the 14 hour flight to Singapore from the US with my now 6month old. Good luck.

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Post by Guest » Sun, 13 Mar 2005 4:10 pm

Strong Eagle wrote:You might also want to consider the people who will be stuck in the airplane with your little darling for however long the flight is. I love children, and I understand that they may cry on airplanes. However, being stuck with a crying infant in the seat in front of me on an 11 hour flight to Europe is something I can live without.
i agree with you strong eagle!! I've been on 8 flights over last year between Melbourne & singapore each lasting a good 7+ hours. I've had the misfortune of being seated one or two seats away from a baby that squealed the entire trip on two of those flights. What upset me more was that the mothers on both occasions let the baby cry it out rather than calm the baby.

While i'm on the topic of flights... what's with those people that have the irresistable urge to recline the seat as soon as they step on the flight, be it a day time flight or not. Some of us like to watch a movie sitting upright... but I digress....

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Post by guest#100 » Tue, 15 Mar 2005 4:22 pm

Thanks to "emma's mom" for sharing your experience & advices.

I fully understand the inconveniences fellow flyers may get from an infant, but there are very few options left for the parents...

hmph

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Post by hmph » Tue, 15 Mar 2005 6:32 pm

Guest, spare a thought for the parents who can't get their babies to stop crying and don't get 1 second's peace during a flight to read, sleep, eat because of their little darling's behaviour.

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Post by Guest » Thu, 17 Mar 2005 1:39 pm

I flew with my baby when he was just one month old (doector said it is OK). It was 16 hour flight from Tokyo to Chicago and to NY.

Suprisingly he was no problem on the plane (with breast feeding). Slept almost whole time on my belly as well as in the basket. It was business class, so I was Ok too.

Just be aware of dryness on the plane. after the flight he had very very dry skin on his face for a couple of months. Better consult with doctor about the dryness on the plane and how to prevent it.

Other than that NO PROBLEM. I understand how soon you want to see and live with your family.. Good luck!!!!

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Re: flying babies

Post by Guest » Thu, 17 Mar 2005 4:12 pm

hmph wrote:Guest, spare a thought for the parents who can't get their babies to stop crying and don't get 1 second's peace during a flight to read, sleep, eat because of their little darling's behaviour.
I guess what you're saying is, if the mother has a rotten trip, why should it be any different for the other 200 passengers in the vicinity, eh? :roll:

After all, it's not like any passenger needs to go to work as soon as they step of the flight, or be rested so they can drive home safely from the airport. :roll:

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