I am not a parent, but rather an individual with CP.
No one is allowed to hold an individual over 2 years
of age on a plane. It is not safe/liability for the
airline. If your child has issues with head/trunk
control, it can be even more of an issue. Adapted car
seats are allowed on flights, but you may want to ask
the airline the width of their seats. (not all
carseats will fit in every airline seat). If tube
feeds are necessary on board, get a doctor's note
saying that they are necessary and a parent/caregiver
can administer them. (Every airline has a form about
this and medication administyration that a physician
cann fill out).
Flight attendants are gentrally helpful with getting
people onboard. Go for preboarding with anyone who has
a disability. It will give more time to get on and off
the plane. Gait check any wheechair, adapted stroller,
etc, so it can be ready for you when you get off of
Ask for help if you need it. That is what the flight
attendant call button is for.
(Check in any secondary equipment you need for your
trip but will not be needing in the airport- walkers,
crutches, etc). You can pick it up at your destination
and don't have to worry about lugging it and your
child around various airports if making connections.
Hope this helps.
--- Em <emilygroups@...
> Hi everyone,
> I've been watching a show on TV and there is a dad
> with a young son
> who has CP and wanted to hold him during the flight
> but is not allowed
> to for take off and landing - he has to be in a car
> seat or on the
> It's made me curious about flying with a child who
> requires more
> support than a standard seat and belt. Just
> wondering if anyone here
> has flown with their child and hold they found it.
> Were the airrlines
> helpful? how did seating work? Feeds if required,
> Sister/carer to Trinity (13) with congenital
> cytomegalovirus, severe
> CP, profound hearing loss, severe intellectual
> Carer/niece to Ruth (41) who has Down Syndrome and
> Carer to lots of children with various disabilities
> and medical
> problems, each with their own fantastic personality
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