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4. Air Nanny

A number of airlines have decided to control screaming children and help distracted parents of those children – not to mention passengers aboard the flight – by arranging to have “nannies” on board. The parents hire the nannies to amuse toddlers and care for infants, keeping them calm and giving them all the attention they need to remain happy and contented for the duration of the flight. These “flying nannies” are not casual candidates. Many of them (though not all) are required to have certification and training in some child psychology and behavior, as well as training in activities that will keep children occupied and well-behaved. It is seen as a more positive alternative than the increasing trend of some airlines to remove families from flights when the children are disruptive.