Be sure to follow the TSA’s guidelines for any diapering and medicinal goodies you’ll want for your child on board the aircraft: 3 ounces or less of each product, all stowed in a one-quart zip-top bag. The allowance is per passenger, so you can keep your own items in your own zip-top bag as well, or combine for simplicity if it all fits in one. Here is a sample modified “travel kit” for your child’s carry-on, with some items you may like to have on board, especially for longer flights:
Sample modified travel kit for carry-on with 3 oz. liquid restrictions:
Infant’s Tylenol, 1 fl. oz.
Infant’s gas relief drops, 1 fl. oz.
Small tube of diaper crème, 2 oz.
Small tube of teething gel, .33 oz.
Tube of healing crème (sample from doctor’s office), .25 oz.
Saline nasal spray, 1.5 fl. oz.
Be sure to present your zip-top bags at security, placing them in clear view in your bins. For any questions about the TSA guidelines and the latest on what’s permitted, visit www.TSA.gov/travelers.
For more tips on preparing for you flight with baby, including Carry-on Considerations, Checking Baby Gear, Installing Car Seats on Airplanes, Lap Child Safety, and more, see Part 5 of Travels with Baby.
Shelly Rivoli, author of the award-winning Travels with Baby guidebooks
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