A well-meaning mother of a newborn baby had her hands full on a 10-hour flight from South Korea to San Francisco and passed out 200 goodies to fellow passengers to apologize for having a potentially noisy baby on board.

But some say while the sweet gesture is certainly thoughtful, parents shouldn’t give out goodie bags on flights.

Dave Corona, one of the passengers on the overseas flight, posted photos of a mother’s “very touching” deed on Facebook. And said the note and bag were to make up for if her baby started crying on the flight.

On a Ten hour flight from Seoul Korea to San Francisco, a mother handed out more than 200 goodie bags filled with candy…

Posted by Dave Corona on Tuesday, February 12, 2019

The woman offered passengers earplugs and candy and explained it was her 4-month-old Junwoo’s first flight and she might get fussy. The note read:

Hello, I’m Junwoo and I’m 4 months old. Today, I am going to the U.S. with my mom and grandmom to see my aunt. I’m a little bit nervous and scary because it’s my first flight in my life, which means that I may cry or make too much noise. I will try to go quietly, though I can’t make any promises.. Please excuse me. So my mom prepared little goodie bag for you! It was some candies and earplugs. Please use it when it’s too noisy because of me. Enjoy your trip. Thank you.

Many found the gesture kind and heartwarming and commented on Corona’s post. One person wrote:

Some people have class — some have a sense of entitlement. Very nice gesture.

Another person said:

What a sweet gesture… we’ve all been there traveling with our own and anxiety can get to you glad you all had a great and safe flight!

However, others said babies cry and parents shouldn’t have to apologize or be shamed for having a noisy child on a flight. One commenter wrote:

That was a nice gesture, but I think people need to be more understanding on flights and not make parents and their children feel so “unwelcome” on flights. We were all babies at one point in life …

According to Pop Sugar, parents who give out treats at the beginning of flights has become a popular trend while traveling with children. Yet some believe the “sorry-for-my-baby” bags are “ruining it for the rest of us.”

Wish us luck.

What do you think about these apology gifts?

Corona said the woman’s child didn’t make a sound on the flight.

Watch the video below:

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Tiffani is a writer for Dearly. She is from New York City. Prior to working for Dearly she covered fashion news and managed social media for various digital media outlets.

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9 Replies to “Mom Gave out 200 Treat Bags on Flight in Case Baby Made Too Much Noise — but Some Think Apology Is Unnecessary”

  • Joel 2 years ago

    It appears she is a prudent person and at least she’s concerned about how others are affected. It is to bad though that she feels she needs to do this. People have no patience these days so thats probably why… Id rather here a crying baby with an excuse than an undisciplined 4 year old with no manners though.

  • Lee Kent 2 years ago

    What a kind person that obviously cares about her and her family’s “footprint” on society. I will take note and be more aware of my impact on those around me.

  • K. Gray 2 years ago

    I’m actually planning on doing this with my 15 month old when we fly in May. True, we shouldn’t have too. But now a days people get so mad about children on planes and i don’t want to get yelled at or kicked off. Hopefully it will all go well. I’m a nervous flyer to begin with so I’m already stressing about this trip. Trains are way to expensive and long. And the same for a 20+ hour car ride with a baby!

  • Lance Merlin 2 years ago

    I think it was a nice and thoughtful gesture. For those that don’t think so, don’t take the candy. I can however say there is nothing worse than a crying baby in a movie theater. Unless it’s a kid’s movie, then it’s expected. But when I pay 25 dollars for a ticket to see a big movie in Imax 3D and someone has a crying baby, that’s just wrong. At one such event I went and got a refund as I had no idea what was going on in the film. The mother tried moving to the side of the theater but that doesn’t help. The sound takes over the whole room. When I got the refund the idiot at the ticket counter said something to the effect of well we can’t discriminate. I reminded him that when you charge 25 dollars for the Imax 3D experience, you have to deliver what was paid for, which is an escape, so give me my money back, as I didn’t go anywhere.

    Some theaters, I think, won’t allow children under a certain age, say 5, into certain movies for that reason. And one I know of charges full adult price for children under 5.

    I recall another incident in Benihana restaurant, celebrating a friend’s birthday, and there was a screaming baby at the next table. OK, a restaurant is not the same as a movie, but the mother didn’t even try to calm it down. As we left my friend said something to her and she just started screaming at us to “Get out of here bigots!” Must have been a social justice warrior. I just told her, my friend, c’mon let’s go. You’re trying to be logical and sensible and she just wants to call you names. There’s no point. At least I saw where the kid gets it.

  • Yolanda 2 years ago

    Just shows how nasty people can be on flights when babies are restless. Luckily there are more good people than nasty ones. Mommies should not feel obliged to apologise beforehand, but i think it was a cute message.

  • Anonymous 2 years ago

    This was unnecessary. She shouldn’t have to do that – in fact, no parent should. Adults should be mature enough to handle a crying baby.

  • Anonymous 2 years ago

    This was unnecessary. She shouldn’t have to do that – in fact, no parent should. Adults should be mature enough to handle a crying baby. Seriously.

  • Anonymous 2 years ago

    What she did is so sweet! She is a very considerate & thoughtful person!

  • MariaRose 2 years ago

    Even though it may have been unnecessary, at least this mother was aware of the effect her child’s crying would have on others. What I dislike is the total disregard of the behavior of the child by the parents who let their child misbehave and expect someone else to entertain them. I am totally onboard for not allowing children in films that are geared as adults-only content, especially when those children (babies, etc) aren’t enjoying the movie theater experience ( dim lights, loud noise,etc.) Same goes for the restaurant experience if the child can sit quietly in their seats through the whole meal and needs to be constantly moving, then the parents will have to forego going out with the family until they can.

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