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Tips and advice for flying with a  baby, toddler, or young child

 

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Get tips for your next flight:

Planning & preparing to fly with your baby or toddler    

 

Tips for checking in at the airport & clearing security 

 

Tips for time at the airport and on the airplane with your child

 

Flying with baby gear advice and recommendations

 

Airline and airport information

 

Tips to help prepare to fly with your baby or toddler

> Liquids for baby & toddler in flight - How to prepare excess liquids for carry-on (milk, formula, medicines, baby food)

 

> Identification for flying infants - Do babies need I.D. for domestic flights? Don't let the answer surprise you.

 

> Packing for your flight - Cost-saving tips for families packing checked baggage

 

> Airplane bassinets - Watch out for age, height and/or weight limits - airline examples

 

>Changing diapers on airplanes - Simplify diaper changes on airplanes with a handy "diaper purse"

 

> Baggage fees and babies - Navigating new airline fees as applied to your family

 

> Carry-on Travel Kit - Remember to 3-1-1 your child's Travel Kit for carry-on

 

> Bringing boxed milk - How and why to bring boxed (shelf-stable) milk on board for your toddler

 

> Flying with an infant or baby on lap - Tips to help keep your lap child safer in flight

 

> Flying with an infant - Ten reasons flying with an infant may be easier than you think.

 

> Flying with twins - Important seating information for parents flying with twins on laps

 

> Flying with twins - Flying with twins on separate rows (and why you might want to)

 

> Flying overseas with baby - Before booking an overseas flight with your baby, read this - Important considerations and guidelines to know before you buy your tickets

 

> Flying overseas with baby - Tips for flying a long-haul or overseas flight with your baby

 

> Using an airplane bassinet or skycot for baby - Beware the bulkhead bassinet - It may not be as helpful as you think

 

> Britax toddler seats on airplanes - One very good reason to fly British Airways with your lap-held toddler or older baby

 

> Flying with FAA-approved car seats - Be prepared for the car seat police when bringing your child's safety seat onboard

Find more tips and advice for preparing to fly in in the books: Travels with Baby: The Ultimate Guide... Chapter 14 - Before You Book Your Flight, Chapter 15 - Countdown to Takeoff and Take-Along Travels with Baby: Hundreds of Tips... Pre-flight Checklist, Airport Security Ready List, Preparing Liquids for Carry-on

 

 

Checking in for your flight, clearing security with babies and young kids

> Flying with car seatsChecking car seats vs. checking car seats at the gate

 

> Family lane - Families go green at Airport Security, how and why to use the family lane in U.S. airports

 

> Flying with liquids for baby - Tips for clearing airport security with baby bottles and baby food

 

> Flying with breast milk - Traveling with breast milk and airport security

 

> Wearing babies through the airport - Tips for clearing airport security with child carriers, baby slings and wraps

 

> Baby booties and toddler shoes at airport security: Kids, don't touch those shoes

Find more tips and advice for clearing airport security with your child in in the books: Travels with Baby: The Ultimate Guide... Chapter 15 - Countdown to Takeoff, Chapter 16 - At the Airport and On the Plane, Chapter 17 - Special Situations, and  Take-Along Travels with Baby: Hundreds of Tips... Pre-flight Checklist, Airport Security Ready List, Preparing Liquids for Carry-on, What to Double-check at Check-In, Installing Car Seats on Airplanes, Soothing Fussy Babies in Flight, Managing Toddlers on Aircraft... (see more in TOC)

 

 

Tips for time at the airport and on the airplane with your child

> Installing car seats on airplanes - What can  you do if your child's car seat doesn't fit in the airplane seat?

 

> Relieving infant's ears on airplanes - The surprisingly easy way to relieve an infant's ears in flight (even when they don't want to nurse or take a bottle)

 

> Flying with toddlers - Three ways to keep your toddler from kicking the airplane seat in front of you

 

> Diaper changes on airplanes - Simplify diaper changes on the airplane with a handy "diaper purse"

 

> Kids at the airport - 10 tips for entertaining toddlers and young children at the airport (it can be easier than you think)

 

> Entertaining kids on the airplane - Five screen-free favorites to keep kids entertained during long flights

 

> Keeping kids hydrated in flight - Just say no to juice in flight, and say yes to a fruit tea "cocktail"

Find more tips and advice for time spent at the airport and on the airplane in: Travels with Baby: The Ultimate Guide... Chapter 15 - Planning Your In-Flight Entertainment, Preparing Toddlers and Preschoolers for the Flight, Chapter 16 - Clearing Security with Small Children and a Small Mountain of Gear, The Great Pre-Boarding Debate, Chapter 17 - Flying Solo with Baby, and Take-Along Travels with Baby: Hundreds of Tips... Breastfeeding on Airplanes, Ear Pressure/Pain and Relief, Soothing Fussy Babies in Flight, Managing Toddlers on Aircraft..., Entertainment to Go (see more in TOC)

 

Questions and advice for flying with baby gear (see more below)

> Flying with toddler without a car seat - Review of CARES flight harness for children, the child aviation restraint

 

> Flying with infant without a car seat - Review of FlyeBaby air travel hammock for infants

 

> Using the Sit N Stroll convertible car seat and stroller - Review of the Sit N Stroll travel car seat with wheels

 

> CARES harness vs. Baby B'Air vestImportant differences between CARES harness and the Baby B'Air flight vest

 

> Flying with car seatsChecking car seats vs. checking car seats at the gate

Find more tips and advice for time spent at the airport and on the airplane in: Travels with Baby: The Ultimate Guide... Chapter 3 - Deciding What to Bring, and Take-Along Travels with Baby: Hundreds of Tips... Installing Car Seats on Airplanes (see more in TOC)

 

 

Important airline and airport considerations:

> Air Canada - Best seats when flying Air Canada to Munich with a baby?
 

> American Airlines AAdvantage miles - Best way to fly to Paris using American Airlines miles?  

 

> American Airlines - Five ways to get your toddler to your (American Airlines) flight without the giant / jogging stroller

 

British Airways  - One very good reason to fly British Airways with your lap-held toddler or older baby

 

> Aer Lingus - Need to Know: Flying Aer Lingus with a baby or toddler

 

> RyanAir - Flying RyanAir with a baby or toddler (Need to Know!)

 

Southwest AirlinesNeed to Know: Flying Southwest Airlines with a baby or toddler? Yes you CAN still get an infant fare.

 

Southwest AirlinesWill Southwest Airlines let me use my Baby B'Air flight safety vest for my lap child?

 

> Southwest AirlinesWhat ever happened to family preboarding?

 

> Virgin Atlantic - Need to Know: Flying Virgin Atlantic with a baby or toddler

 

Benadryl when flying with toddlers / kids -  Would you give your child Benadryl to help him sleep in flight?

 

> First class with baby - Should more airlines ban babies from first class - or business class (Malaysia Airlines)?

 

> France / Paris Airport Arrival - My recommendation for Paris airport shuttle providing car seats and safety boosters

 

> India / long haul: Advice for flying to India with twins and handicapped mother

 

> Mexico - Flying to Mexico with a baby in his own seat - without a car seat?

 

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