Tips for clearing airport security with baby bottles and baby food
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Tips for clearing airport security with baby bottles and baby food

Unlike most air travel passengers who must abide by the TSA’s restrictions for personal liquid and gel items, babies and toddlers—whether flying in a paid seat or on a lap—are allowed to bring additional liquids through airport security, including expressed breast milk, formula, regular milk (which travels best in shelf-stable boxes), low-sugar juices, and baby…

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Advanced Imaging Technology at San Francisco International – with children

We’re back! Our poor, worn suitcases are spilling out all over the entryway, but before I get to the laundry or any of the details of our amazing overseas escape, I wanted to follow-up regarding the new Advanced Imaging Technology (AIT) debate and share our recent experiences traveling with the little ones–and I’d love to hear…

Advanced Imaging Technology (AIT) and child passengers

  There’s been much discussion and debate at my house about the new AIT at airport security vs. the alternative TSA pat-down. While it’s one thing to decide for yourself which is the preferred method of compromising your personal privacy, it’s the matter of the child passengers we’ll be deciding for that troubles me more….

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Families Go Green at Airport Security

On our recent flight out of Oakland International Airport, I was delighted to enter the green lane at security dedicated to “families and special assistance”–primarily because some of my most unpleasant security screenings with babies and children have taken place at OAK (the Moby Wrap debacle included). I’ve actually favored SFO in recent years for…

Tip #44: Baby carriers, wraps, slings, and airport security
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Tip #44: Baby carriers, wraps, slings, and airport security

Update 6/7/2013 – While it’s much less likely you’ll be asked to remove your baby carrier or sling at airport security these days, the current policy of the TSA states that, “If a baby is carried through the metal detector in a sling, additional screening may be required even if there isn’t an alarm.” Although…