E.D. asks from Laurel, MT on November 04, 2011
Traveling with 10 Month Old
i am going to see family and traveling with my 8 month old daughter who will be 10 months then. now, i looked up traveling with strollers and got help so thank you, i'm now wondering what i do about food for her. she does eat solids and is still on formula. am i allowed to carry on pre-made bottles? i know theres a certain rule with liquids so im not too sure what to do. and can i carry on her baby food that comes in jars?
thank you for the help!!
L.A. answers from New York on November 04, 2011
The rule we were told is that the TSA will allow that amount of liquid that the baby can reasonably consume. When flying to the DR from NY with our then 7 month old, I took 7 8 oz bottles worth. Considering the amount of time spent in the terminal and in the transfers to and from the airport, it wasn't at all excessive. On the return trip, I put the powdered formula in each of the bottles, and carried enough water in sealed bottles to make them all up. No problems with that. If jarred food is going to pose a problem, consider taking infant mum mums, or a banana in the terminal.
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N.L. answers from Boston on November 04, 2011
The last time I flew with my daughter we had no problem taking bottles/sippies of milk, jars of baby food, and pouches of pureed fruit. They're usually pretty ok with that stuff when you're traveling with a baby.
If you're nervous, you could always bring powdered formula as a backup and get water from the flight attendants on the plane if for some reason they went all security crazy, but I bet they won't.
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E.S. answers from Minneapolis on November 04, 2011
Yes, you can bring on pre-made bottles as well as baby food that is still sealed. I've traveled twice in the last year with my almost-2-yr old and the only thing I had a problem with was applesauce that was not baby food, but was normal applesauce. Everything else, including juice, was fine. They do make you go through a more intense check at the security gate though, so be prepared for a longer ordeal going through security.
C.S. answers from Denver on November 05, 2011
I've always packed all liquids and baby food in one of those clear bags you get sheets in. I make sure I pull it out for TSA to inspect. They have asked that I unscrew bottles so they can test liquid but it has never been a problem, just somewhat inconvient. If you don't mind buying water after you get through security you can just carry the powder to mix. They have never had a problem with sealed baby food jars or any no liquid snacks. I kept jars of puffs seperate and they were a life saver.
E.M. answers from St. Joseph on November 04, 2011
you would need to talk to the airlines to be sure. I would think the baby food jars would be okay if they were sealed, but i've never flown with our kids before. I would call and ask to be sure. I am also sure you could check the airlines web page, i'm sure they have info on there as well. good luck!
M.E. answers from Salt Lake City on November 05, 2011
I was allowed to bring babyfood, milk, applesauce, ect when the kids were really little. I would call the airline and see what the rules are a week or so before you go. They are always changing a little.