If we had to name our two biggest concerns about flying with a young baby, they’d be…
1. How on earth am I going to manage holding my wriggly baby for the entire flight?
2. Will baby’s ears hurt during take off and landing?
Here are two products that may put your mind at ease on both counts… the Snazzy Baby Travel Chair and the Baby Banz Hearing Protector Ear Muffs.
The Snazzy Baby My Baby’s Own Deluxe Travel Chair is an EXTREMELY handy accessory, not just for flying, but whenever you’re away from home. It’s a simple harness – so small and lightweight that you can just roll it up and shove it in your diaper bag.
But what makes it so useful is that you can attach it to yourself, or to most chairs.
During your flight, this means that your hands are free when you need them (it also feels a LOT more secure than those ridiculous baby seat belts!).
It also means that you can put your baby down securely wherever you are, which is particularly handy at mealtimes when the Deluxe Travel Chair can be used as a portable highchair!
We used our travel chair extensively when our little ones were smaller, for vacations, for dining out – and even for shopping (it’s great in the shopping cart!). This is one accessory we wouldn’t have been without.
The Baby Banz Hearing Protector Earmuffs are designed to protect baby’s ears in high noise environments (like sports events, fireworks and air shows) and also during flight.
They’re sturdy and strong, yet they’re also lightweight and comfy, so your baby won’t object to wearing them.
Parents report that their little ones have happily fallen asleep wearing these, cocooned in their own peaceful environment. We actually discovered that ear pain never seemed to be too much of an issue when flying with our babies, but the volume in the cabin definitely was! One of our sons woke repeatedly during a flight, disturbed by every in-flight announcement. Because these ear muffs reduce the overall volume of babies’ surroundings, they help baby fall asleep – and stay asleep. (That means YOU might even get a little rest too!)
The Baby Banz Hearing Protector Earmuffs are also available online, from Amazon.com.
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