What can I take with me on the plane?

Isabel - posted on 07/18/2009 ( 14 moms have responded )

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With all these restrictions, what am I able to take on the plane for my 1 year old? Can I take jared food? Freeze dried fruit? Juice? Formula? I'm also going international so i know the restrictions are different. Anyone gone international recently? What should i take?

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Sharon - posted on 07/19/2009

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I haven't had to do this for years so I looked it up....

...http://www.tsa.gov/travelers/airtravel/c...



This was important...

Make sure you understand what you can and cannot bring aboard your flight. Permitted and prohibited items - What can I bring?



You should only carry on the liquids and gels needed for you and your infant/toddler’s immediate comfort. You should pack larger volumes needed for your trip in your checked bag.

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Pam - posted on 01/17/2011

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Thank you Alynne for the heads up.i will definately ask if they do.am hoping they do coz that will help me a lot.am still doing my research before travelling.Thank you nd pray for me pls..lol

Alynne - posted on 01/17/2011

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Hi Pam, I know what you mean. I have traveled quite a bit with my son starting when he was 1 year old. I know that depending on availability, many airlines (specifically international airlines) have a row in economy where they can snap on a bassinet. It's usually the first middle row of economy. When you check in, you can ask specifically if that seat is free, but most of the time, if it's free, they'll automatically give it to me or ask.

Pam - posted on 01/12/2011

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Turner...thank you. but am just worried that maybe i will be tired from holding her/puttting her in my lap.

Alynne - posted on 01/12/2011

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Unless you buy a seat for your 5 month old, you don't need the car seat in the plane. They will be on your lap the whole flight. Some international airlines will give you an infant restraint that you can attach on your own belt for the baby. But legally, the baby is allowed on your lap until he/she is two years old.

Pam - posted on 01/05/2011

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so can u take the a 5 months old in the plane with a carrier until u have a seat nd take it out.do u hold the baby while sitted or does the baby hv to b in a car seat?

Ashley - posted on 12/29/2010

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You can take jared food, juice, formula in your carry on - only as much as you need for the flight - as long as they are in a seperate ziploc bag(s) and you take them out at security and put them in their OWN tub. International is the same where I went. PS, jared baby food in Russia is totally different than jared baby food here - you might want to take some extra so she will eat it. My son wouldn't touch what they had there. (different flavors, etc) We had a terrible time feeding him.

Lisa - posted on 11/18/2010

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I flew to Turkey from Canada and when it came to anything for your child there were no problems. They might run a test for it (just a scanner over it). I flew alone and my daughter was three months. I also flew to Germany and they were the greatest there. My daughter fell asleep in the stroller and when we went through customs they left her in there and used the hand held scanner. I called each country to make sure what was allowed into their country. Each one is different and it can change so fast. I was allowed my stroller up to gate,my diaper bag,my extra bag with ice packs and all her food,and another bag that had her can formula too. Both airlines were going to make me pay to check her car seat.

Novieta - posted on 10/21/2010

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You can bring milk, formula and jarred food for the baby to all destinations. Dried fruit should be no problem, since you can bring food on the plane. There's only a restriction on liquids/gels and stuff like that.

Not sure about juice. They had no problem with us bringing it to the plane in Indonesia, the States and Spain. But they did confiscated it in Portugal and twice in the Netherlands (the other times they just let us walk to the plane with the juice).

So I've had no problems with cookies and other food, formula and milk at any of those destinations. The juice was a problem at some destinations, but it was no big deal since they have juice on the planes anyway.

Oh and the food has to be vacuum closed. So make sure they're the ones you bought in the grocery store and no home made food.

Heather - posted on 01/31/2010

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What everyone is telling you is correct, they restrict very little for infants, the TSA website does recommend powder or the Sterile (8 oz typically) bottles of formula and only enough to get you to your destination (I packed 1 extra incase of delays) the only thing I ran into after flying 2 diffferent airlines is the TSA will no longer allow an infant to be strapped into a chest carrier on the plane. I found this frustrating because I felt it was safer, upon researching it there is no solid evidence it is safer to remove the infant but never the less TSA did make a guideline. This was irritating for me because my son had fallen asleep in it and they wanted me to remove him (I was flying alone) then the stewardness got rude when it didnt go quickly enough for her (people were still boarding the plane)

Tracy - posted on 01/29/2010

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Hi you can take any food that is in a jar etc... Just not home made. Get the single serve pkt of formula and you can get water on the plane. Take heaps of nibbles and fav toys. You are allowed your bag plus one for your baby with the above and nappies etc. Take some pamol incase your 1 year old gets sore ears. Have the child drink on take off and landing this helps their ears. Hope this helps

MacKenzie - posted on 01/19/2010

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I am leaving on Friday for the UK from Canada with my 6 month old. I have done a LOT of research on this. All baby food items are allowed on the flight. However, a diaper bag counts as a carry on bag so if you has chosen not to get you baby a seat this carry on counts against yours or your partner or who ever you are travelling with. You can bring formula and food and what not but there seems to be a restriction against cold packs/ice packs so I plan on keeping everything cool in the fridge until I leave then putting them all together in a lunch bag to keep them all cool together.

as for car seat/ stroller. You will have to check the stroller when you check your bags however it won't be weighed against your baggage. If he/she is still in an infant car seat (rear facing) you can bring that all the way to the gate and the stewardesses will put it somewhere on the plane. I don't know about front facing seats as my little guy is only 6 months so I didn't look into that sorry.

Also, here in Canada there was an accident where a baby boy wiggled out of his moms arms in the airport and fell a few stories over a barrier! so PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE keep him in a snugli or car seat until you are on the plane! I would hate to hear this again it was horrible. Have fun!!!!

Charmaine - posted on 01/09/2010

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You are allowed to take milk for your baby, any baby food and snacks and drinks for yoru baby. Most airlines though have a baby meal option for meal times. They are also carry a selection of bottled baby food (the ones you will buy at your supermarket). I found that other than the milk that I took with me, I didn't need the other snacks and food as the baby and toddler meals that I ordered were fine. I would suggest you taking a lollypop or something for your little one to suck on during takeoff and landing. The change in pressure can hurt their ears and sucking on something helps for that.

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The restrictions are much the same around the world when it comes to the liquids thing. I have been international from the US to the UK and they are about them same. If you google the name of the international airport you are flying to, it will probably have its own website that will give you information on their restrictions.

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