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Carrying a Baby

Carrying a Baby

  1. Anonymous

    This not a joke but I have always been curious. During take off and landing, you are not allowed to carry a purse, bag, backpack, etc; everything has to be stowed. However, it is perfectly OK to hold a baby. Why is that? I would appreciate anyone who has a firm reference to this and not just a opinion. Thanks.

  2. Gaurav

    Well, babies are recommended to be in their own seat in a flight approved car seat. In the event that they are in laps they are supposed to be protected by a seat belt extender, not held loosely.

  3. Gaurav

    Also, as my wife says, it’s frowned upon to put your baby in the overhead compartment or under the seat in front of you 🙂

  4. Owen

    The FAA does recommend infants be in their own seat, in a car seat. But there is no regulations requiring them to do so for some reason

  5. Gaurav

    I think the rationale I’ve heard was that on balance flying, even as a lap child is still the safer mode of transportation as opposed to driving which is what most people would end up doing.

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