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Health Tip: Flying With Children

Bring a child seat that's made for planes

(HealthDay News) -- If you're traveling by plane with a young child, don't forget to bring a child seat.

The Federal Aviation Administration advises:

  • Use a child restraint system (CRS) that's approved for use on a plane.
  • Buy your child a ticket, and ask the airline if there's a discounted fare for a child. Book adjacent seats, but be aware that you can't put a CRS in an emergency exit row.
  • Ask the airline for help in making a connecting flight. It may be difficult to navigate a busy airport with the CRS, luggage and children.
  • Pack a bag with fun activities for your child, as well as snacks.

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