A mom who was worried that her baby was going to cry during her first flight gave out earplugs and candy to all her fellow passengers.
Whether you do it one or two times a year or you have to do it every single week for work, flying can often be a very stressful experience. We say that, the part of the trip before actually boarding the plane is really the stressful part. Provided you don't have a fear of flying, once you are on the aircraft you can kick back and relax. Unless there is a crying baby nearby.
Like it or not, sometimes parents need to fly somewhere and that often requires them to bring their baby along too. Trust us when we tell you the parent is infinitely more stressed by their baby crying than you are by having to listen to it. Babies are likely baffled and confused by the feeling of their ears popping and there is no way parents can explain to them that everything is okay.
If you're lucky, the first time you fly with your baby will be a short haul flight. For an unnamed new mom in South Korea, that was not the case. She and her four-month-old were tasked with a ten-hour flight from Seoul to San Francisco. In preparation for potentially annoying her fellow passengers, the mom handed out little gift bags filled with candy and a pair of earplugs to each of them.
As you might imagine, a flight from Korea to the US is one carrying a lot of passengers. According to a post from one of those passengers on Facebook, the mom handed her goodie bags out to more than 200 people. On the bags was a message that read "I may cry or make too much noise. I will try to go quietly, though I can't make any promises... Please excuse me."
After all that effort from her mom, the baby decided to not make a sound throughout the entirety of the flight. Typical. Had her mom not gone to all of that effort she would have likely screamed and cried all the way from Seoul to San Francisco. Nevertheless, it was a great gesture from the mom, and one that would have won over passengers had her little one decided to kick off.