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Kids rule the airport!

Double-check that bag your kiddo packed!

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Make sure to check all packed bags for plastic toys that resemble a prohibited item. Toys even as small as an inch long would appear much larger through an X-ray machine and items such as a toy gun would actually shut down the checkpoint. I’m sure you don’t want that to happen.

Go ahead…bring that sippy cup!

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Did you know formula, breast milk, juice, baby food, and even liquid medications in quantities greater than 3.4 ounces are exempt to the 3-1-1 liquids rule! That’s right, when it comes to baby bottles and sippy cups you are in the clear! Just make sure to remove these items form your carry-on bag to be screened separately from the rest of your belongings.

But what about the snacks!?!?

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Dried fruits, nuts, granola bars, cereals, cracker, pretzel and cookies are all good options. Creamy items such as jams, peanut butter and yogurt however, are limited to travel-sized containers that are 3.4 ounces or less per item and will need to fit into a quart-sized bag. Just make sure you take the zip-top bag out of your carry-on prior to sending it through the X-ray. Learn more about what you can and cannot bring through the checkpoint.

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