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Many parents don’t know that you can bring formula, breast milk, and juice in quantities greater than the 3.4 oz restricted amount when flying with a baby. Here are seven other mistakes new parents make when traveling with Junior. “The breast milk needs to be a “reasonable” amount, and you must inform the TSA officer you are carrying it. These liquids are likely to undergo x-ray,” says Trish McDermott, VP of Community & Communications of Babierge, a company that provides rental baby gear for travelers.
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For a safe trip, you’ll want to pack these 10 first-aid essentials to bring with you on vacation. And you can fill a large (quart size) resealable plastic bag with all your medications—pain relievers, antibiotics, cough drops, diarrhea medication, birth control, prescription medication—and put the bag in your carry-on. TSA allows it, and: “It will save you a ton of money if you get sick while traveling,” says Elizabeth Trattner, a licensed alternative doctor.
Plus, being prepared will make your whole trip go smoother. “This bag can be a lifesaver, and it will save you a ton of money when traveling anywhere. If you have children, this travel health kit is a must. I have a bag that is always prepared that I share on a routine basis with my patients that are preparing to travel. Travel size options are now available at many stores and can always be refilled upon return from travel. Many of my patients have come back from vacation happy that I shared this with them,” says Trattner.