Get tips for care free flying with your infant from Dr. Ari Brown and our women panel.
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Dr. Lisa Masterson: So our first topic is about flying with babies. We've all done that. It can be so, so stressful because they can start to cry, even when you are flying with kids it can be so stressful, and you don't know what to pack. I mean and, you flew here, right? Bethenny Frankel: Last night, yesterday was the first time I ever done it which was like -- it was a military operation; I had to plan and it had to be kept in place and it went pretty smoothly, I have to say. Dr. Lisa Masterson: And you kept a little video diary. Let's take a look at that. Bethenny Frankel: So we are in the car and the way to the airport. Bringing the Bugaboo in the car, the baby bag. Had it get a car seat? Not easy. She had her shorts, today. May be that was a dump idea. It takes a village. Jason has to put my shoes on because I didn't want to take the baby out of its baby carrier. They had to pat me down, it's a whole thing. Jason: It's our first flight. Where we going? California? Bethenny Frankel: When they offered me this, I don't drink a lot of champagne. This is like the nectar of the Gods right now. Mommy feels better. Jason: Daddy feels better, too. Bethenny Frankel: So now God is playing a trick on us and that's made us 20th takeoff. Bryn, are you hungry? We want to wait till take off to get the bottle. But now that's too a monkey ranch in our plan. Can you make it, Bryn? The baby is safe and sound, asleep on the plane. Thumps up so far. Mommy did great. I love it because I get to snuggle with her all in one place. Here is where the fighting starts; it's now that we have touched ground, it's 1 am, now everybody start to unravel. I just left the stroller in the airport and daddy got mad. I don't care about the damn stroller! **** the stroller, it's about the baby. And guess what, mommy is right. Female Speaker: Your baby was very good. Bethenny Frankel: See! My baby was good. Dr. Lisa Masterson: Oh man! Oh I love it! Oh I love it! You were just like a fighter -- Oh mom can you get that stroller, and you just want to throw it out. Female Speaker: Oh my! Bethenny Frankel: No, no, we got here and they have a revolving door. It's one of those big ones where you can fit things in, like you can have your cart, so it was going sort of slowly. I am like, I can't do this, the baby is in that carrier so I went, I went --- It was like double, I was like, I could do this and all of a sudden I screwed this and I threw the stroller and then Jason was like, what is it, it can automatically walk out! I am like, I don't care about the stroller. So that was how that whole thing happened. Dr. Lisa Masterson: Now, I want to hear from you Dr. Brown about what you think as a pediatrician and your experience as a mom? What advise you would give to other moms out there who are flying? Dr. Ari Brown: Right, if possible, if you can time it correctly, if you can nourish your baby or give your baby a bottle on takeoff and landing, and the reason being is babies don't know how to yawn or chew gum, which is how you can help accommodate your ears to the changing cabin pressure, and so if you have your babies sucking they actually can help change their -- Bethenny Frankel: It worked really well, and if you do this -- when they are really hungry they really are sucking the most when you first takeoff, so you just wait till they say, like wheels or whatever they are saying, and that's when you do it right. Rene Syler: You travel with kids; it's like moving the fleet, which is why I feel like you shouldn't travel alone as a new mom. I did go somewhere once with my daughter, she was six-weeks-old, and of course, everything went wrong. My daughter is my first baby, and again I was so concerned with trying to do everything the right way. Now, I don't care. But with my daughter, of course, what happens, will get, will wake up and she you know poops. And what do you do? Do you get up and go change in the bathroom or you just try to do right there in the seat, discreetly?
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