31/10/2013 at 14:30
When going through the security barrier to catch you plane, you are of course not allowed to take through fluids or foods. This becomes difficult if you have a weaning baby. We recently had to do this for the first time, I of course had no idea what the etiquette was. I thought I would share my experience in case anyone has a flight coming up and like me, didn’t have a clue what I was supposed to do, Ha Ha.
I took in my Lo’s feeding bag, her feeder cup with water, a banana, a Heinz rice pudding dessert (un opened), some homemade lentil and chickpea sausages, a Heinz meal pouch and some Organix gingerbread biscuits. All of which were in individual reseal able plastic bags.
On entering the security check I had to open all the plastic bags, I had to drink some of the water and the unopened food for me to taste ( the rice pudding and the pouch). They were suspicious of my sausages and almost didn’t let me take them through, I had to have a little nibble of them (very nice even if I say so myself) and explain what they were and how I had made them. They did let me through with all the food, but advised that the banana would get through customs on the otherside so must be eaten in transit,
I would advise that if you are travelling on a plane, take closed packaged readymade food. It would have been terrible if they had have taken the sausages off me. Do as I did and place it in reseal able plastic bags and be prepared to have to taste it!! I had also packed babyfood in my main luggage, I declared this on my customs card but it was not checked or open!
If you are using formula you need to do the same and be prepared to taste it, I would buy the readymade cartoons rather then trying to get through with a white powder!!
It’s actually not that scary and I’m sure that it is unlikely they would take it off you as you could always argue that you would have a hungry, screaming baby on the flight – which let’s face it, nobody wants!!
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