Travelling with Babies: Frequently Asked Questions


Travelling with Babies: Frequently Asked Questions

Travelling with Babies: Frequently Asked Questions

Moms tend to be in panic mode when travelling for the first time with
their babies. To avoid worry and tension, this article will answer some
of the most frequently asked questions asked by moms.

1. What are the travel regulations in the amount of liquid you can bring to the airport?
Referring to baby formula, milk or prescribed medication, these
substances are exempted from the rules of TSA. See the TSA website (www.tsa.gov) for more information.

2. What sorts of baby products are exempted from the liquids, aerosols and gels measures?
Baby products may include baby milk, water, juice and baby food.
However, security officers have the final say regarding what items are
allowed through the screening points.

3. Do I need to bring a valid ID for my baby?
Usually, you would just need to bring their passport, however, if you
don’t have any other ID’s available, you can also bring a copy of your
baby’s birth certificate and your marriage certificate (if applicable)
for further reference.

4. How can I help my baby be relieved from ear pressure?
You can make sure that you plan the feedings for takeoff and landing as
that is the time when your baby will experience the most ear pressure
and swallowing can ease some of that.

5. How can I keep my baby happy when travelling by air?
If the baby is asleep, make sure that the baby has enough leg room to
kick his/her legs. When the baby is awake, the baby can either be
playing with toys or looking at books or you can also walk with the baby
in the plane or have him/her look out of the window.

6. What are the things that I can bring to help my child be comfortable when travelling by air?
Books are at all times a great distraction to your babies as they are
focused on the colorful images and this can also help you bond with your
child which is also one way to make your baby calm. You can also
surprise him with a toy to keep his attention diverted.

7. Is it recommended to bring a stroller when travelling?
Yes, it is recommended to bring a stroller. Bring one that is simple to
put on and take off and it is easy to store away. An umbrella-type of
stroller is usually recommended for travel.

8. Should I bring a diaper bag at all times?
Yes, bringing a diaper bag is essential. However, if you have already
reached your destination, and you know what would be the itinerary, then
you can opt for a small backpack or bag wherein you can bring the most
necessary, like feeding bottles, sippy cup with water, a change of
clothing, diapers, disposable utensils for babies, wipes and some
snacks.

9. How can I pack light when travelling with my baby?
Travelling with a baby entails bringing more stuff than usual. Start
preparing to pack a few days before you travel so you can gauge what to
bring and what not to.

Hope all your queries when travelling with your baby have been
answered, this way you can have a stress-free and fun vacation with your
family.

For more Travel tips, visit us at Intelligent Travel.

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About Tony Ridley
Travel health, safety, security and risk management expert.

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