December 29, 2007

5 Tips for Getting thru Security with a baby

Airport Security is a nightmare these days especially if you are traveling with a baby, and ESPECIALLY when you are traveling without another parent... try these tip to make life easier-

5) Put all of your liquid items, diaper rash cream, Tylenol, sunscreen, baby food, and anything else in one bag before you leave the house- and remember that you are only allowed 3 oz. of each (some will make an exception for milk and baby food but it's different everytime.)
4) For yourself- wear shoes that are easy to get on and off, and skip a belt if you can. It's a hassle while you are holding a child. Also, don't layer sweaters and jackets that you may have to take off. Dress simply (doesn't have to mean frumpy)
3) Don't put shoes on your babies feet- not kidding on this one. San Francisco and Washington Dulles made me take off the 2 month old baby shoes
2) Get an umbrella stroller you can fold with one hand
1) Don't be afraid to ask for help- many people offer

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P.S. The official word from TSA on baby food/formula is this:

Medications, baby formula and food, breast milk, and juice are allowed in reasonable quantities exceeding three ounces and are not required to be in the zip-top bag. Declare these items for inspection at the checkpoint.

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