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Tips for Traveling With Children & More
November 2023 | Issue 239
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Taking a baby on a plane is something that most parents approach with caution. Infants and air travel can both be unpredictable, and they don't always mix well. But some advanced planning and preparation can help make for a better experience for your baby, for you, and for everyone else on the plane.

Pediatricians Dr. Claire McCarthy and Dr. Jennifer Shu share tips for a smoother and safer flight in this article. They also answer common questions parents have before flying with an infant.

Planning a road trip with your kids? Check out these articles for more helpful tips:
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Certain brands of cinnamon applesauce pouches have been recalled for high levels of lead. Pediatrician and medical toxicologist Dr. Kevin C. Osterhoudt shares important information for parents, including what to do if your child ate one of the recalled products. Go to article
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 Break Out of Play Ruts 

When you are playing with your baby, and they seem to be doing the same thing over and over again, change it up just slightly.

If they are banging a pan with their hand, give them a wooden spoon to bang with. If they are putting blocks in a bucket, try making zooming or silly noises as the blocks fall in. Think of it like a "variation on a theme" in classical music—where the basic play pattern is the same, you just switch it up a bit.

Read more tips in this month's Power of Play article, 3 Brain-Building Ways to Play With Your Baby. Find free November printable play sheets here.
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