Sedating your baby for flight

You will also have to arrange for oxygen in airports during any layovers.If your child has a serious heart problem, make sure you travel with his most recent electrocardiogram (ECG).In-flight dehydration is a myth; it does not exist.Adult air travelers erroneously interpret their parched mouths and throats as dehydration.

Infants need no more feedings in flight than at home.Children with pacemakers should travel with an ECG performed both with and without the pacemaker running.Most airport security devices should not affect cardiac pacemakers.A flight attendant was later charged with assault for allegedly putting a prescription depressant in a 19-month-old girl’s apple juice to stop her crying.The flight attendant repeatedly offered to give the girl the juice, and the mother finally consented.

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