I’m a mom, not a terrorist! Airport security checkpoints are […]
I’m a mom, not a terrorist!
Airport security checkpoints are especially tricky when you’re traveling with a baby. Here are some points to consider:
Passengers under 18 do not need photo ID. However, if you’re traveling internationally, your baby will need a passport (and visa where required).
Everything nonhuman goes through the X-ray machine. Baby carriers, strollers and car seats belong on the conveyor belt. (Yes, this will hold up the line—sorry, folks!)
You’ll walk through the metal detector holding your baby. If you beep, a security officer will screen both parent and child, but you should not be asked to put your baby down.
Breast milk, baby formula and juice are exceptions to the usual liquid rules. These liquids can be carried on in excess of 3 ounces, as long as they’re in reasonable quantities. When you put your bags through the X-ray, remove any filled baby bottles and declare their contents to the nearest security officer (no plastic bag necessary).
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