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Last Saturday, tennis professional Serena Williams posted on Instagram about a parenting struggle: flying with her one-year-old daughter, Olympia. She explained, "There is nothing I do that seems to work. I don't want her to use an iPad. Any suggestions?" ( She requested advice from the Instagram community, and they quickly delivered.

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One mom suggested wrapping the baby's small toys for her to unwrap on the plane. Another recommended playing with painter's tape. The advice was creative, unique, and varied. But many moms also praised Williams' candor as she shared a parenting concern and asked for help.

Click here to read more of the suggestions Williams received for traveling with Olympia.

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What are your best tips for flying with a baby? We'd love to hear them in the comments below.

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Jenna Phipps is a writer, editor, and dancer based in Nashville, Tennessee. She enjoys working with other people to improve their writing, taking long road trips, experimenting with choreography, and reading many novels.

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