Travelling with children

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Children and assisted travel

We've introduced family and assistance lanes to help you more easily through security. Look out for the family and assistance lane signs.

Taking baby milk through security and other essentials 

You may carry enough baby milk or baby food for your journey in your hand luggage. However, you should pack the rest in your hold baggage.

You can order ready-to-drink infant formula at and have it delivered to Boots after security for both North & South Terminals, This must be done 7 days before travelling, and collected at the store. Any questions please contact Boots on 01293 569606 (North Terminal)  and 01293 569353 (South Terminal).

Boots pharmacy also supplies other baby and toddler essentials including nappies, formula milk and baby wipes.

If your child has juice as part of their dietary needs, you should make sure you carry a letter from your doctor to support this.  

Medicines and medical equipment

Medicines should not exceed the 100ml maximum, and must be kept in a transparent, re‑sealable bag.

There’s no limit for powder or pills. If your medical needs mean you must carry more, you’ll need approval from your airline. Always carry your prescription with you, or a statement from a medical professional.

Insulin, epipen, hypodermic needles and medicines must be tested and verified by the passenger, as must children’s medicine.

Please check with your airline about your requirements before travelling, but be reassured that if you have a genuine medical condition - supported by a letter from your GP or hospital -  then there should be no problem with taking such items on board the plane. However, please ensure you get the consent of your airline.

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