Pack smart for the family Spring Break vacation
(NC)—The month of March is a great time to escape the Canadian winter and travel with your family, but travelling with babies and kids can be challenging. The last thing you want is to be held up at airport security. Getting through screening quickly and easily will help get your family vacation off to a great start.
Here are the Canadian Air Transport Security's top five tips to make your next family get-away as smooth as possible.• Bring snacks to keep your baby happy. For parents travelling with kids under two, baby food, formula, medications, milk, water and juice are exempt from the 100 ml (3.4 oz) liquid restriction for carry-on baggage. The amounts must be reasonable for the length of your vacation and these items must be presented to the screening officer. There are no restrictions on solid food products.• Use the special security screening line for families and arrive early to give yourself a little more time to clear security. • Reduce the likelihood of additional screening by dressing yourself and your kids in clothing and shoes that don't have metal accents. Let your child walk through the metal detector if they can do it on their own.
• Remove infants from their stroller or carrier and hold them while proceeding through the metal detector. The stroller or carrier will have to be x-rayed. Never leave your baby in a carrier on the x-ray belt. • Pack toys in your child's carry-on baggage tol keep them entertained on your flight. Batteries for toys, cameras, gaming devices and other personal items are allowed in carry-on baggage, but some restrictions apply.
Additional tips are available online at www.catsa.gc.ca, on the mobile site m.catsa.gc.ca and Twitter @catsa_gc.
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