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Where should parents change dirty diapers on a plane

You're flying with a infant or toddler. Then that familiar whiff brushes through your olfactories. Dirty diaper.

Do you head back into the bathroom (if its empty) and unfold that table and battle turbulence? Or do you change in your plane seat?

Yahoo Parenting has a helpful 'do and don't' list when it comes to this issue.

Here's the author's take on what to do on an airplane:

Shieva Ghofrany, mom of three and an OB-GYN at Coastal Obstetrics and Gynecology in Stamford, Connecticut, says it’s okay for parents to take care of business in airplane seats. “On a plane, you don’t have a lot of options,” she tells Yahoo Parenting. “The bathrooms are so small and it’s hard to change a baby in there. Also, some babies are too big for the changing table [if there is one].”

She adds: “If you’re changing a diaper on an airplane seat, place something under the baby so the next person doesn’t get a dirty seat, be discreet, and put the soiled diaper right into a bag.”

Something under the baby, indeed. Like a Germ Free Bee? So ... whether you're a parent flying with a child OR flying after a young family just changed Junior's soiled diaper on your seat, might be a good idea to keep an high quality seat cover handy.

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