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4 years ago

Flying with a sick child

Mamas, a controversial Q perhaps but thoughts please? I am due to fly on Friday am with my little boy. I had to collect him from school yesterday as teachers said the whole class has come down with a virus. I took him to the docs who confirmed that it is a virus, so there is no medication I can give him. He vomited all night, although has not vomited since 4am... Can I take him on the flight tomorrow morning? ✈️ 😬
Flying with a sick child

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7 months ago

I wouldn't. Can't imagine what the air pressure would be like with a sick child.

Salt Lake City, Utah, US
4 years ago

I would not, his immune system will be weakened, my dad went on a plane after having a cold and caught pneumonia. Don’t change it mama. It’s not worth it

4 years ago

I know this is an old question, but in case anyone else comes across it, I wanted to offer some food for thought. Aside from the fact that a little one would probably be more comfortable at home, as someone else said, plane tickets are expensive. Meaning that if I were another passanger on a plane who took time off work, possibly for my only trip this year, and paid that much for a ticket to get to my vacation or long distance family or friend's home, that I'd be really upset if I started feeling ill while I was there to where my trip was destroyed. Yes, it would be really disappointing to not be able to go on your trip as you planned, but I think it's most considerate to not risk ruining a bunch of other people's trips too, ya know?

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3 years ago

I agree

4 years ago

My child wasn’t sick, but we flew to New York and it was a disaster. He’s only 5 months old and I was alone so it was hard. I could only imagine with a sick child. Good luck!

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4 years ago

What happened? Mine is 6 mos and I was thinking of flying w baby and my hubs for a vaca (we have never had a vaca).

4 years ago

He cried the whole time. I couldn’t calm him down or get him to sleep. And he pooped twice 🙄

4 years ago

When my son was sick woth cough runny nose and boogies docter said not to go on airplane cause pressure could rupture eardrum id Pospone if able

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