Mom asks if she’s wrong to bother plane passengers with crying, fussy baby.

Flying can be a lot of fun but with kids the journey can be unpredictable. It’s difficult to travel with a child particularly if the child is crying. Read the story to know what occurred in this flight journey and how you would handle the situation.

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I’m Australian but I live in the UK. I went back to Australia to visit my family and introduce my daughter to some elderly relatives who couldn’t make the trip anymore. Obviously I knew that flying with a 9 month old would not be easy so I prepped as well as I could. I packed her favourite teddy, brought books and some toys.

On the plane I sat next to an older couple. They gave me the stink eye as soon as I sat down. During take off my baby cried. They sighed. A bit later she cried again. The woman next to me asked me to shush my baby. I told her I was doing my best. At some point I needed to pee so I asked a flight attendant if she could hold my baby (she told me I could do that when I was boarding). The guy sitting next to me told me I shouldn’t be flying if I can’t take care of my baby by myself. It went on and on with their complaints.

Then the woman told me that the decent thing to do would have been to bring earplugs for the other passengers and that next time maybe I shouldn’t fly with a baby since it’s disrupting everyone’s experience. At this point I was fed up. I told her that they should have brought their own earplugs since I am not the first woman to fly with a baby so it could have been anticipated. And that my baby was a child therefore couldn’t control herself whereas they were grow adults who should know how to behave themselves.

The guy behind us must have heard because he leaned forward and told me that it is generally considered rude or disrespectful to fly with a baby. I told him flying is a form of public transportation and if he wants to control his surroundings he should have chosen a private jet.

I was quite upset at the time probably because I knew I was the hated one on the plane. I still think about it sometimes and I decided to settle it now. Am I Wrong for bringing a baby on a plane?

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