• M
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 6 months 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? ✈️ 😬
  • B
  • Fresno, United States
  • 6 months 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!

  • B
  • Fresno, United States
  • 6 months ago

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

  • E
  • Jamaica Plain, United States
  • 6 months 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).

  • H
  • CA, United States
  • 6 months 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

  • H
  • Portland, United States
  • 6 months ago

What did the doctor recommend?

  • E
  • New York, United States
  • 6 months ago

I would call the airline and ask if they have exceptions for sick babies. If not I agree that tickets are expensive and you will do what you have to do. Just have plenty of change of cloths, wipes for clean up, and plastic bags to catch / store any mess. Good luck!

  • D
  • Rochester, United States
  • 6 months ago

How long is the flight? How long is the virus supposed to last? I know you don’t want get people sick on the plane. And also id your son is still vomiting the flight will be miserable for both of you. Can you delay the flight?

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