Flying with a Baby or Toddler? How to Sail Through Security and Prevent In-Flight Fuss

We get it, mama: Flying with a baby or toddler can test your patience! Check out these tips to get through the airport (and the flight) fast and meltdown free. (18 Photos)

Ylonda Caviness on Oct 1, 2013 at 7:01PM

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Flying with a Baby or Toddler? How to Sail Through Security and Prevent In-Flight Fuss

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If you're not reserving a seat for your baby or toddler -- meaning he'll be sitting on your lap -- he'll still need an infant boarding pass, so be sure you call the airline ahead of time to request one. Find out what documentation is necessary; you may need to bring a copy of your toddler's birth certificate to prove he's under age 2. Also, ask what, if any, on-flight amenities are available for baby; some airlines have bassinets for infants and you may want to reserve one in advance.

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