Standing Up for Parents on Planes

Posted : 03/07/19 in In the News

Standing Up for Parents on Planes
Ellie MacGregor
(Contributor)

Posted 2 weeks ago

Emilie Adams, founder of The Connected Birth, a birth doula, childbirth educator and a Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC), believes that parents and families can only control themselves when it comes to flying with infants and toddlers.

Sparked by what is being called a “momtroversy” on Good Morning America, parents are now in disagreement about disruptive children on airplanes. On a ten hour flight from Seoul Korea to San Francisco, a mother handed out over 200 goodie bags with candy and ear plugs as a gesture of apology in case her 4-month old cried during the long flight.

The gesture was met with a wave of negative responses from a New York City moms’ Facebook group who stated that babies and families are allowed to travel, just like anyone else, and no parent should feel guilty about that.

Adams believes that all parents are doing their best and trying their hardest. They should be able to “fly and move on with [their] lives.”