Why Do Babies Cry on Planes?

Why Do Babies Cry on Planes? A lighthearted look at why babies cry during flights, and what we can do to help.

Why Do Babies Cry on Planes?

Why Do Babies Cry on Planes?

1 I have a vast audience – they’re gonna love me.

2 I like the new echo and resonance of my voice on this plane – I want to hear it some more.

3 I didn’t get my own seat – BAWL!

Small, doesn’t run away, sleeps a lot and cute – what more do you want?

4 Call this puree heated, call this milk warm – they are both barely TEPID – BAWL.

5 These nappy changing facilities smell funny and leave me claustrophobic – HOWL.

6 What do you mean turbulence – I WANNA WALK AROUND…

Why Do Babies Cry on Planes?

Why Do Babies Cry on Planes?

7 I was meant to be in my cot two hours ago, one minute my routine matters, then, when it suits you, my routine goes out the window – HOWL.

8 The man next to mummy and daddy has clearly tired of me. WHY AREN’T I CUTE ANYMORE?  BAWL.

9 My ears hurt, my ears hurt, my ears hurt.

10 And finally – I can sense your anxiety and it leaves me uneasy – WAIL.

Oh, one more – Are we there yet?  Are we there yet?  Are we there yet?  No – HOWL.

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    Baby Toddler Me

    July 20, 2015

    This is so funny! We’ll be taking our 14 week old on a plane in a few weeks! Yikes!

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      July 21, 2015

      It’ll be way smoother than you expect just not like the old days when you sat back, watched an inflight movie and ordered a vino from the drinks trolley! Have a lovely trip.

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    Adventures of a Novice Mum

    July 23, 2015

    LOL … the walking one especially hit me. Not sure how I’ll keep my toddler sitting down for so long wnenever we go on a plane with it. Massie awwwwww to the ears hurting … 🙂 #TheBloggingMumsClub

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      July 23, 2015

      Sometimes I’m pretty certain the ‘fasten seatbelts’ signs go on so the drinks trolley can go around – just saying 🙂

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    August 7, 2015

    Such great advice! These definitely go hand in hand with my infant travel tips! 😘 thanks for sharing

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