Leeds Bradford Children’s Facilities
What are you allowed to take through security?
- You’re allowed to take as much baby food, sterilised water, milk that you may need for the journey. It can exceed the 100ml limit. You’ll have to get a specialised tray where you can put these items, that tray can be obtained upon request. You should put the sterilised water in a baby bottle.
- Dried food should be allowed but read through our security guide to find out more details.
- You’re allowed to put nappies and wet wipes in your hand luggage.
- Let your little ones that in advance that they will have to go through the scanner alone so they’re prepared.
Baby changing facilities
There are designated rooms for changing babies both before and after security. Simply look out for the baby-changing symbol on the map.
Travel Advice for Children
Our friends at Airport Parking Shop have two really handy blogs on the subject; Flying with Babies and Toddlers for those with young children, including information on transporting baby food and packing tips, and for those with older children, they have written How to keep the children entertained on long journeys.
Sometimes it’s necessary for children to fly alone for various reasons, but it can be confusing to know if they are old enough and what the rules are per airline. Airport Parking Shop have written a useful guide on children travelling alone, including age restrictions and average prices for tickets. We have to say, it’s a pretty valuable resource to have if the need for your child to travel unaccompanied arises.
Car Hire with children
Whether you hire a car in the UK or abroad, you may well be required to also hire a car seat, depending on the age of your child.
In the UK it is required by law that any child under 12 years old or under 135cms in height (approx 4ft 5ins) must use an appropriate child or baby seat. The law has been enforced to encourage child safety in the car.
In many countries the child seat requirement laws may differ to the law in the UK. However, it is strongly recommended that you book suitable child seats when renting abroad and it is a good idea to use an ISOFIX Car seat.
As a general rule, whether you are in the UK or abroad, you should never drive with a child on your lap or a passenger’s lap and you must never use one seat belt for more than one person whatever their age.
Visit the Department for Transport website for more details on child seat laws in the UK.