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Virgin Australia just made a move that will make parents of young children very happy.

Do you want to make your flight and your child’s flight more comfortable? Say no more.

Wave goodbye to losing the feeling in your legs from having your squirming child asleep on your lap. It’s time to become acquainted with the new device that might make travelling with children somewhat bearable.

Today Virgin Australia announced its aircrafts now permit Plane Pal, Fly Tot, and JetKids Bedbox  – which are basically pillow-like products designed to provide a sleeping area for young children – on board.

This means Virgin is the only major Aussie airline to allow kids’ sleeping devices on flights, after others outlawed the contraptions in July this year.

Virgin Australia General Manager Inflight Experience, Tash Tobias said: “We know that travelling with kids can be a stressful experience and we want to make it as smooth as possible for the families that fly with us.

“We recognise the importance of your kids getting some extra rest on a flight as it can make a world of difference when you arrive at your destination. These popular comfort items have been reviewed by our team of safety experts against our high safety standards and we’re pleased to say that we’ve been able to give the seal of approval to three of the most popular models.

“Of course, these items aren’t just for children, and the comfort of all of our guests is important. That’s why the range we are welcoming on board caters to varying needs and can provide all guests with an enjoyable travel experience,” Ms Tobias said.

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The nifty devices however must be included in your seven kilograms of carry-on luggage, and can only be utilised in window seats or the centre seat in the middle block, not including exit rows.

Virgin Australia’s subordinate Tigerair is also currently reviewing using these products during flights.

Remember that seat you paid money for so your child could be comfortable? It might now actually get some use.

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