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Flight attendant gives advice to passengers on what to do if baby is crying on plane

Joe Harker

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Flight attendant gives advice to passengers on what to do if baby is crying on plane

Featured Image Credit: TikTok/@ichbinvin/Joel Sharpe/Getty Images

Plenty of us will have been up in the air and hoping that the next few hours would, if you'll pardon the pun, fly by as though they were nothing more than fleeting seconds.

Unless you're the sort of person who can fall asleep on a plane then it never really works, but there are things which can make a trip into the skies feel like an agonising torment and one of those is having a crying baby on board.

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There have been so many times when a crying baby has got other passengers frustrated and it's not exactly a picnic for the parents either.

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Flight attendants often do their best to help but it's one of those things which can just be a really difficult situation, any parent will know babies don't just stop crying when you want them to.

With that in mind there are some tips and tricks that TikToking flight attendant @ichbinvin has which could help out a bit.

The TikToking flight attendant had a handy set of tips for passengers with babies. Credit: TikTok/@ichbinvin
The TikToking flight attendant had a handy set of tips for passengers with babies. Credit: TikTok/@ichbinvin

Taking to TikTok, he was responding to a question from some of his followers who said they were 'nervous' about taking their first flight with their baby.

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He said: "The first thing that you need to do is just accept the fact that your baby might cry on the plane and it is what it is.

"I've said it before, the only thing more annoying than a screaming, crying kid on a plane is somebody that won't stop complaining about a screaming, crying kid on a plane.

"I've heard it so many times that I'm honestly like tone deaf to crying babies and I feel like people who are on planes a lot probably feel the same way.

"I would suggest just getting to the airport with an absurd amount of extra time, that way if security has to go through your strollers, all your bags and everything you're not gonna be stressed out about being late."

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That baby is probably going to cry at some point but there are things you can do. Credit: Joel Sharpe/Getty Images
That baby is probably going to cry at some point but there are things you can do. Credit: Joel Sharpe/Getty Images

The flight attendant also recommended getting to the boarding gate early to get strollers, prams and other items tagged so they could be checked through the gate.

He then advised that you should bring 'whatever they use to entertain themselves at home', along with 'snacks and maybe water' to keep the kid occupied as a bumpy ride could mean flight attendants not being able to provide these things.

The flight attendant also suggested to feed babies during descent as the swallowing would help their ears pop.

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He rounded off by saying a bit of crying was pretty much fine as long as parents weren't letting their kids run around the plane and make a mess.

Topics: Travel, Parenting, Plane Etiquette

Joe Harker
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