Things you need to know while traveling with babies

Children under the age of 15 make up a small, but no less significant proportion of travelers, and their small bodies and immature immune systems make their travel needs special.

There are several things to consider when traveling with children. It is important to consult a health care provider or go to a travel health clinic to discuss your travel plans, preferably six weeks before your departure.

Which stroller and luggage are allowed for Baby?

Some companies allow children under 2 years of age traveling on your lap to carry cabin luggage under 12 kg in dimensions 55 X 35 X 25 cm, and others do not. In all cases, hold baggage of 10 kg maximum is authorized. It is permitted to carry a stroller or a car seat in the hold for free. Certain folding strollers whose dimensions do not exceed that of cabin hand luggage may be tolerated on board, which will allow you to be more then while waiting in the boarding area. For others, it is recommended to have a baby carrier, and some airports are equipped with strollers which you can find here

Milk, baby jars and your child’s change kit are accepted when passing through the security gates and boarding the plane.  You can bring medicines necessary for his health for your baby.

Bring a travel health kit 

Parents should bring a travel health kit that contains enough supplies to prevent illness and to treat minor injuries and illnesses such as cuts and insect bites or stings. It is important to know what to do and where to go in case of more serious illness during a trip.

Air travel

Air travel is safe for healthy infants and children. However, it is recommended to wait until the newborns have one or two weeks before the flight. Some air carriers do not accept newborns on board.

Earache caused by pressure changes during takeoff and landing is more common in children than in adults. To relieve pain, infants should bottle feed or breastfeed. Older children can chew gum, or they can be encouraged to swallow or yawn.

Prepare yourself before going on an airplane with children

In some cases, the does not charge babies for their place, apart from mandatory airport taxes. One condition, however: that he travels on your lap and that you declared his presence when booking your tickets. The child will then be on your lap, fastened with a suitable belt. Another possibility: install a car seat on a seat, but in this case, parents will have to pay the price of a normal seat for a child.

Travel stress in children

Unfamiliar environments and a change in routine can cause stress in children. 

For older children, talk to them about the food, customs and language of the destination in advance and invite them to help you plan the travel itinerary. In the case of young children, their favorite toy and special snacks can help them adjust to their new environment.