What you can do The extra stimulations – lights, sounds, being confined and in a foreign place – may often be too much for the little ones.
“Take your baby to the back of the plane or somewhere dark – like the A380 jet’s stairwell,” suggests Alissa Cuthbert, a business owner who travels frequently with her two young kids.
She adds: “Cover both of your heads with a blanket while reassuring her. Yes, it will look funny, but it does work. Distraction also helps with older kids – read a book, sing a song or simply take a walk.”
If all else fails, pack some earplugs and a very thick skin and just ride it out. It might not seem like it at the time, but the moment will eventually pass.
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