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Traveling with liquid formula

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I have to take about 7 bottles of liquid formula and I am not checking bags its all carry on, do you think that would be a problem? I have Triplets so thats for all babies 🙂

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Re: Traveling with liquid formula

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Just let the TSA team at screening know that you have it in your carry on luggage.

 

They may need a little extra time to check everything, but it shouldn't be a big delay.

Home airport MDW, frequent visitor to MCO to see the mouse.
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Re: Traveling with liquid formula

New Arrival

Thank you @DancingDavidE

 

LOL never been called a Jedi but thank you @sarahsmith

 

Thank you @franktravel

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Re: Traveling with liquid formula

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Hey there! 

 

Triplets, woo! You're like a Jedi Mommy!

 

@DancingDavidE is right, it's just extra screening at TSA. Southwest doesn't need anything special. 

 

Heres info from the TSA page: https://www.tsa.gov/travel/special-procedures/traveling-children

 

And, don't forget to use Family Boarding, unless you have A Group Boarding. This will give you extra time to get on and get settled. 

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Re: Traveling with liquid formula

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Notify the TSA Officer

Formula, breast milk and juice for infants or toddlers are permitted through the security checkpoint. Separate formula, breast milk and juice from other liquids, gels and aerosols limited to 3.4 ounces or 100 milliliters.

Inform the TSA officer at the beginning of the screening process that you carry formula, breast milk and juice in excess of 3.4 ounces in your carry-on bag. These liquids are typically screened by X-ray.

Screening Formula, Breast Milk and Juice

TSA officers may test liquids for explosives or concealed prohibited items. If officers are unable to use X-ray to clear these items, they may ask to open the container and have you transfer the liquid to a separate empty container or dispose of a small quantity of liquid, if feasible.

Inform the TSA officer if you do not want the formula, breast milk and/or juice to be X-rayed or opened. Additional steps will be taken to clear the liquid and you or the traveling guardian will undergo additional screening procedures, to include a pat-down and screening of other carry-on property.

X-ray Screening

The Food and Drug Administration states that there are no known adverse effects from eating food, drinking beverages and using medicine screened by X-ray.

3-1-1 Liquids Rule Exemption

Formula, breast milk and juice in quantities greater than 3.4 ounces or 100 milliliters are allowed in carry-on baggage and do not need to fit within a quart-sized bag. Separate formula, breast milk and juice from other liquids, gels and aerosols limited to 3.4 ounces. You do not need to travel with your child to bring breast milk.

Ice packs, freezer packs, frozen gel packs and other accessories required to cool formula, breast milk and juice are allowed in carry-on. If these accessories are partially frozen or slushy, they are subject to the same screening as described above. You may also bring gel or liquid-filled teethers, canned, jarred and processed baby food in carry-on baggage. These items may be subject to additional screening.

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Re: Traveling with liquid formula

New Arrival

I will be traveling with my little one (one year) and I'm very worried about the baby food on board. My flight is right at my baby's lunch time!!! Can I bring baby food on board? Thank you!!

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Re: Traveling with liquid formula

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