Asthma, holidays and travel

15) In-flight advice

To have a comfortable flight you should:
Keep hydrated:

  • Give your child drinks and plenty of fluids to ensure you stay well hydrated.
  • Try to avoid or limit their intake of and caffeinated drinks, such as tea, coffee or fizzy drinks, as these can make your child more thirsty.

Move hourly:
Move around. Get your child to do some simple exercises as you fly:

  • Bend and straighten their legs.
  • Press the balls of their feet down hard against the floor.
  • Walk around the cabin when they can.
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