Airplane Carry-on List

airplane carry-on check list

Here is your extensive list for any & all carry-on items.  Be mindful of the pesky fact that you will indeed be carrying these things for the duration of your trip with child and/or baby in hand.  Have mercy!

Bring only what you know you need!

Airplane Carry-On List:

Documents:

  • __ Passport and ID’s
  • __ Credit cards, travelers checks, cash (Check the currency exchange rate)
  • __ Travel insurance information
  • __ Plane tickets
  • __ Hotel reservations
  • __ Itinerary
  • __ Vaccination records (Usually a yellow card given by your doctor)

Clothes:

Bring two outfits for everyone. You never know if your bags will get temporarily lost.

  • __ Tops
  • __ Bottoms
  • __ Undergarments

Baby and Children’s Items:

  • __ Diapers and plastic bags for disposal (Bring twice as much as you think you need)
  • __ Wipes
  • __ Toys and entertainment

*Quiet toys work best! Books, coloring books, movies on a portable player… 

  • __ Bottle or sippy cup
  • __ Formula –  Powdered only for your carry on. Otherwise, you must buy it at the airport after security checks you in. (Request a bottle of water for mixing. Never drink the airplanes sink water)
  • __ Baby harness for airplane seat if needed (Careful- CARES seems to be the only FFA approved harness at this time)
  • __ Their favorite PJ’s so they know it’s bedtime on the plane
  • __ Packaged snacks such as cereal and fruit snacks
  • __ Their comfort blanket, stuffed animal, toy

Other:

  • __ Medicine (Don’t check this in just in case the bags get lost)
  • __ Camera and other electronics (Don’t take the risk of checking them in)
  • __ Travel guidebook- You can read it on your flight!
  • __ Jackets or sarong/blanket- Planes often get cold

Important points to consider:

  • It’s important to be careful with what liquids you are allowed to bring on the plane. Check out TSA’s website for their official rules. http://www.tsa.gov/traveler-information/prohibited-items
  • Don’t bring snacks that will make a mess or cause someone nearby any discomfort- A peanut butter snack can cause someone’s allergies to go haywire!

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Comments

  1. Anonymous says:

    Thanks for the info, will be travelling next month with my newborn and I have some ready to feed formula that I was planning to use on the plane not knowing only powder was allow. This saves me.

  2. I’m so happy this info saved you some hassle. Best to you, Emily

  3. Great list. I suggest also caring glasses and/or an extra pair of contact lens in your carry on along with a case and cleaning solution. I had lost luggage on one trip not long after I began wearing contacts and had packed my case and cleaning solution.

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