Andy Cohen has been receiving a lot of criticism for taking his baby on a flight aged just four days old.
The only thing that gets us more excited than our own children being born is when a celebrity welcomes a little one into the world. Whether it be Beyonce, a Kardashian, or a member of the Royal Family, a famous birth grabs the attention of millions. Last week, it was Andy Cohen’s turn to bask in that spotlight.
The 50-year-old host of Watch What Happens Live welcomed little Benjamin Allen Cohen into the world. The baby boy was born via surrogate, and Cohen announced the news to the world via Instagram. As you might imagine, he has been receiving nothing but well wishes since. Well, that was until this past weekend when Cohen took little Benjamin on his first flight.
The host posted a photo of himself on a private plane with the newest addition to his family strapped to his chest. The caption simply reads “Digging the #DadGear !!!” Innocent enough on first glance, but many of his fans are not happy. Little Benjamin would only have been four days old at the time of the flight, and many believe that is far too young for a baby to be up in the air on a plane.
Commenters have been questioning the newborn’s ears popping, the germs he might be exposed to, and some have even questioned the way in which Benjamin is positioned in the photo. Not everyone has rained down on Cohen, though. The messages of congratulations have continued to roll in, while others wish him and his new son safe travels on what was assumed to be a flight from LA to New York.
According to BabyCentre, there are no hard and fast rules dictating when it is okay for a baby to fly on an aircraft. Some airlines will allow babies as young as two days old to fly with them, while others insist that the child be at least two weeks old. Since Cohen was clearly on a private plane, that wouldn’t have been a factor. Truth be told, Benjamin’s ears will have popped, but it won’t have caused him any permanent damage and would have been no more distressing than if he were a few months old.