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How to Travel Safely with Children

With all of the distractions afforded by travelling, keeping your children safe can be a challenge. Use these helpful tips to keep your family safe.


  • Step 1: Use safety restraint Use safety restraints based on your child’s weight and height. Keep them belted at all times.
  • TIP: Airline restraint guidelines are located at
  • Step 2: Prepare for emergency Be prepared for an emergency by keeping a recent photo of your child, the number of their physician, and copies of their passports.
  • Step 3: Provide identification card Provide children with identification cards that include their names, medical concerns, and a list of emergency numbers.
  • Step 4: Bring toys and snacks Bring toys and snacks to keep them occupied.
  • TIP: Sucking on a pacifier or bottle or chewing on fruit snacks or gum will ease discomfort caused by cabin pressure changes.
  • Step 5: Take essential items Remember to bring essential items, including diapers, medicine, and food.
  • Step 6: Provide itinerary to a relative Provide a relative with your travel itinerary in case of an emergency.
  • Step 7: Clothe in bright clothes and pick a meeting spot Clothe your kids in bright colors so you will be able to identify them in a crowd. Arrange a meeting spot should you become separated. Have a safe trip.
  • FACT: Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta is the country’s busiest airport.

You Will Need

  • Safety restraint
  • Photos of children
  • Medical information
  • Passport copies
  • Identification cards
  • Toys
  • Snacks
  • Diapers
  • Medicine
  • Food
  • Itinerary
  • Brightly colored clothes
  • Meeting spot
  • Internet access (optional)

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