How can I relieve ear pressure when flying with my baby who has a cold?
you can't, it will be really painful when coming down to land. Hurts real bad.
Well I have some tips for what I did, though I'm not sure how many you can do for a baby
I took an antihistamine and decongestant. I also blew my nose constantly. I chewed gum.
I also took a cup of very hot water. I placed the cup right up against my ear (turning my head to the side) and let the steam go up to my ear, relieving the pressure.
My husband is a pilot and says the best thing to do is give the baby something to suck on - feed your baby or give him or her a pacifier/dummy. The sucking action relieves the pressure: that's why some airlines used to give out boiled sweets for take-off and landing.
I can't guarantee you baby won't feel any pressure, but this will definitely help. Our older daughter often flew as a baby and I don't remember any problems.
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