My wife and I took our 10 week old baby on her first flight. The question is simple, why does the FAA prohibit the use of a baby carrier such as a Baby Bjorn during takeoff and landing? It made us very upset because we thought it would be safer. God forbid there be some kind of emergency, it would keep the baby strapped to us rather than becoming a projectile and if we did need to exit the aircraft, you can just unbuckle yourself and get up and go. Does anyone know the reasoning behind this?
BTW, we flew on UA from ORD to MCO on a 752 and were upgraded to First thanks to my wife's premier status. The service was outstanding, the food was good and the seats were very comfortable. The upgrade made our first flight with our first child so easy, thank you United! Thanks also for the warm cookies and cold milk!