Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Airport Security Tips When Traveling With Infants/Toddlers

Air travel with infants and toddlers can be very stressful! What am I talking about? It is even stressful for us adults! Here are a few tips when traveling with your toddler and infant.  The TSA will screen the little ones before they can go through security checkpoints. You are to never leave children in baby carriers , baby stroller,double stroller, during security procedures. All carry-on baggage, including children’s bags and items, must go through the X-ray machine.  Examples include: diaper bags, blankets, and toys.All child-related equipment that will fit through the X-ray machine must go through the X-ray machine.  Examples include:  baby stroller, double strollers, carriers, car seats, backpacks, stroller double canopies and baby slings.
At checkpoints, collapse or fold your child-related equipment, such as baby stroller.  Secure items that are in the pockets, baskets, or attached to the equipment and place it on the X-ray belt for inspection. Plastic bins are provided to deposit such items.If any of your child-related equipment does not fit through the X-ray machine such as a double stroller security officers will visually and physically inspect it.
If you are carrying your child through the metal detector and the alarm sounds, our Security Officer will have to additionally screen both you and your child.Remove babies and children from their baby stroller or infant carriers so that our Security Officers can screen them individually.You may not pass the child to another person behind you or in front of you during this process.Do not pass your child to the Security Officer to hold.
All liquids, gels and aerosols must be in 3.4 ounce (100ml) or smaller containers. Each container must be 3.4 ounces (100ml) or smaller.All liquids, gels and aerosols must be placed in a single, quart-size, zip-top, clear plastic bag. Each traveler can use only one, quart-size, zip-top, clear plastic bag.
Each traveler must remove their quart-sized plastic, zip-top bag from their carry-on  or baby stroller storage and place it in a bin or on the conveyor belt for X-ray screening. X-raying separately will allow TSA security officers to more easily examine the declared items.
Hope these tips help you next time you travel with your child!
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  2. Thanks for the tips, I'm flyin out with my baby in a few weeks to Mexico and this was very helpful, thanks.