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Healthy Travel with Children

Postby diana_mae » Thu Nov 01, 2007 7:14 am

Healthy Travel with Children

Traveling with children can be a positive experience for you, your kids—and even those sitting around you—as long as you're prepared.
Here are a few simple steps you can take:

* Begin a routine or schedule around sleep time on the airplane.
* Air travel can be painful to kids' ears. To counteract ear pain:
* Offer a bottle, pacifier or lollipop to encourage swallowing.
* Use decongestant nose drops one-half hour before takeoff and landing if child is recovering from a cold.
* Use a calm, reassuring voice to help children feel less anxious.
* Young children are the most susceptible to motion sickness. Symptoms include nausea, vomiting, loss of color, and cold sweats. To help kids avoid motion sickness:
* Avoid full meals for 2 hours prior to flight.
* Offer easily digestible foods while flying (bread, juice, water, canned fruit).
* Discourage reading and coloring. Travel games, action figures and looking out the window will be better diversions.
* Ask your travel medicine specialist, physician, or pediatrician about preventive medications, especially if your child is prone to motion sickness.

Base on:http://www.delta.com/traveling_checkin/travel_tips/health/during/index.jsp

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Healthy Travel with Children

Postby thomaso » Thu Mar 13, 2008 12:12 am

I've found from much traveling with my daughter that the overall needs of the child are different depending on where and when one travels. A child's needs while in the air are similar, bu once the airplane hit the ground things are distinct based on the country or even city. I've often consulted a site that offers great descriptions on things to do and what to watch out for by city/country travel with kids

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Re: Healthy Travel with Children

Postby tim3 » Mon Dec 06, 2010 6:12 am

Hi
1.Book a direct flight, even if you have to pay more,

2.Look for "family designated" security lanes at airports

3.Travel with carry-on bags .
4.Stash sandwiches, snacks and reusable water bottles that you can fill when you get through security.

5.Keep that hand sanitizer handy and use it often.
6.Say thanks but no thanks to the relatives and opt for a hotel.
thanks

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Re: Healthy Travel with Children

Postby tweetme » Fri Jan 07, 2011 4:06 am

I am glad you share this one here. I was really searching for this topic as I am going to travel with my family. My nieces and nephews and going with us also.

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