If you’re traveling by plane with a young child, don’t forget to bring a child seat.
The Federal Aviation Administration advises:
- Use a child restraint system (CRS) that’s approved for use on a plane.
- Buy your child a ticket, and ask the airline if there’s a discounted fare for a child. Book adjacent seats, but be aware that you can’t put a CRS in an emergency exit row.
- Ask the airline for help in making a connecting flight. It may be difficult to navigate a busy airport with the CRS, luggage and children.
- Pack a bag with fun activities for your child, as well as snacks.