Sedating kids on long flights

01-Nov-2020 05:40

Small children sometimes have a hard time articulating what they find so stressful about flying.

For them, they just know that they are scared to fly.

This compares to nearly 200,000 deaths due to automobile accidents over the same period.

Despite these facts, as many as one in three Americans are either anxious about flying or afraid to fly.

That means that in spite of all the evidence on the safety of flying, 33% of adults are still unconvinced.

Considering that raw data is even less helpful for kids, comforting a child who is anxious about a flight can prove to be challenging.

Some medical conditions may require preflight testing and arrangements for extra oxygen. airlines also allow you to carry portable oxygen concentrators.

One of the best ways to ensure a low-anxiety flight is to take steps towards calming anxiety in children before flying, not after you’ve boarded.

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