Baby Air Travel FAQ – Brandless
Traveling with a baby can be challenging but sometimes it is necessary. Brandless is here to help with practical answers to three of the most frequently asked questions that parents have about traveling with a baby on the airport.
Can I Keep My Baby In My Soft Body Carrier When I Go Through Airport Security?
Luckily, the TSA agents will allow you to pass through the body scanner while still wearing your baby. Please note that this will not work if you are wearing a sling with a ring because the metal will set off the metal detector. If you choose this option, the TSA agents will likely test your hands for explosive residue and gun powder but you won’t have to go to the trouble of taking your baby out of a stroller and putting her back in again which of course can cause her great stress. Some mothers are actually able to nurse with the baby still in the body carrier. This is very convenient when traveling through a busy airport and you won’t have to worry so much because your baby will remain right there with you at all times.
2. How Do I Keep My Baby’s Ears From Popping On the Plane?
You’ll often hear babies crying as the plane takes off and lands. This is because the cabin pressure changes the most at this time and a baby’s ears may hurt or even pop. You can prevent this by giving her a bottle or encouraging her to suck on a pacifier during these times, as swallowing helps alleviate ear popping. You could also give her a Brandless Organic Food Baby Pouch around this time to encourage swallowing. Just be sure that your baby is sitting up while she sucks on the pouch so she doesn’t choke. Brandless Organic Baby Pouches come in several flavors that babies love:
– Organic Mango - Organic Pear
- Organic Apple Sauce
– Organic Strawberry Apple Sauce
– Organic Apple, Green Bean, and Brocoli
- Organic Pear, Spinach, Kale, and Pea
- Organic Pear, Blueberry, Purple Carrot, and Milled Chia
– Organic Pear, Banana, Pumpkin, and Squash
Please note: you’ll need to put these Brandless baby food pouches through the security check because they’re technically considered liquids (or gels) but you won’t need to put them in plastic bags because they’re baby food and this is an exception to the TSA liquid rule. Further, Brandless food pouches are very clearly labelled as baby food. You are not limited on the quantity of baby food pouches you can take on board the plane either but they do stuff nicely into suitcases too!
3. Can I Carry Baby Wipes and Diapers On the Plane?
Yes, you can! Even though baby wipes are “wet,” they don’t count as liquids. You’ll be happy to know that Brandless baby wipes do not contain alcohol, parabens, phthalates, silicones, or sulfates. They are moist due to water and aloe vera which is soothing to a baby’s delicate skin. Brandless diapers come in six sizes and are latex free, chlorine free, and fragrances free. Please note that Brandless baby rash cream and Brandless baby lotions will need to be treated like any other liquid so check with your airline for specific rules. You’ll likely need to put them in plastic bags.
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