8 Tips for Flying With Children

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Relieve Ear Pain

Not all kids know how to “pop” their ears to relieve the pain from changes in air pressure. Eating and chewing gum during takeoff and landing can help, but to be sure, try out this method: Ask a flight attendant for two cups and two napkins dampened by hot water. Stick the napkins in the cups, and have your child put the cups over his ears. Voila!