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Any tips for flying internationally with a 17 month old on your lap? We'd originally purchased our daughter a seat for our trip to Italy from SFO, but as of Sept. 1, Lufthansa will no longer allow children under 2 to occupy their own seats (so they have refunded us for her ticket).

They've put us in bulkhead seats, but I still worry about turbulence, comfort and how our daughter will stay contained and be able to fall sleep.

Very grateful for any advice!

thanks!

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