At the Airport
Having two or three hours to kill at the airport can seem even longer with a baby on board. Make things a bit easier on yourself with the following facts.
- Unless your pram folds up to approximately the size of an umbrella (actual measurements vary from airline to airline; check before you go) you’ll have to check it in. Take a sling or baby carrier to get you around the airport at both ends.
- Rules change depending on where you are in the world but in Australia, airport staff are not allowed to touch your baby. This means they can’t help you through security checks.
- Take some Baby Panadol with you in case you need it on the journey. A 30ml bottle means you will be able to take it on the plane.
- Baby products to be consumed in-flight, including baby milk, sterilised water, baby juice, baby food in liquid, gel or paste form and wet wipes may be carried on board, although they may be subject to additional security checks.
- When you’re counting nappies, imagine a five-hour delay somewhere en route. In other words, pack plenty.
- Don’t worry too much about entertaining baby at the airport. The new environment will most likely be exciting enough to keep him occupied until it’s time to board.