4 months old boy | 2 years ago
I am travelling with my baby in flight. I hear babies cry a lot while the plane is about to descend. What can I expect?She is just out of an ear infection pain.
2 years ago
It is okay to fly with your baby when she is not having an ear infection.Air pressure decreases as you go higher and increases as you go lower. If the pressure isn't equalized, the higher air pressure pushes on one side of the eardrum and causes pain. That explains why so many babies cry during those last few minutes of the flight, when the air pressure in the cabin increases as the plane prepares to land.But the pain is only temporary — it won't cause any lasting problems for kids and usually will subside within a few minutes as the eustachian tubes open to let the air pressure equalize on both sides of the eardrums.