Here’s why you shouldn’t give out goody bags when flying with an infant

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Editor’s note: TODAY Parents editor Rebecca Dube penned this back in 2014, but it’s just as relevant today as similar stories — of well-meaning parents sharing bags of candy with their fellow passengers to apologize for having babies on board — continue to go viral.

The kind act of two first-time parents went viral this week after they handed out goody bags to fellow passengers on a flight, apologizing in advance for any disturbance their baby might cause.

That’s sweet. It’s thoughtful. It’s also wrong.

Babies are babies, and sometimes they cry. Everyone needs to just accept that reality and get over it.

No offense to these new parents, who are almost certainly lovely people. They did…


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