When traveling with your little ones, you want to consider their health your priority so it is always handy to have their necessary items in your diaper bag, especially baby wipes.
Taking a pack of Baby Wipes will save you the time and worry while keeping your lovely baby clean.
But what are the rules on traveling with wet and baby wipes, and are the TSA and the airlines lenient about them?
Here is the short answer.
Traveling with baby items on planes are more lenient than any other regular items, the TSA and most airlines allows reasonable quantities of baby wipes, diapers and baby food on planes in both carry on and checked luggage without worrying about any restrictions, however it is better to always t take your baby items inside your carry on luggage.
Keep reading because in this post we will cover everything about traveling with baby wipes on airplanes. and if other different kinds of wipes are good to be carried on your flight.
Let’s dive right in.
Take Baby Wipes Through The Security Checkpoint?
The TSA stated on its website that baby wipes are good to go through the security checkpoint without any restrictions.
They do not even mention any restrictions, so even though baby wipes, wet wipes, disinfectant wipes, lysol wipes and Clorox wipes have some sort of liquids they are not considered liquids by the TSA.
Baby wipes do not need an approval and you don’t need to place them in a separated bag or abide by for certain limits.
Here is what the TSA stated on its website.
Please note that even though the TSA and most airport securities are not so strict with baby items, but make sure that you bring only what the baby will need during the flight.
The security agent at the security checkpoint has always the final say whether an item is allowed or not on board the airplane.
Take Baby Wipes In Carry-on Luggage
So as long as there are no restrictions on taking baby wipes in carry-on luggage, it is better to do some prior preparation to speed up the screening process of your baby items.
You can use a diaper bag and separate all the items in one place like food, pampers and clothes, and whenever you get to the security checkpoint the security agent will easily scan your bag and you are good to go.
@Pretty asked the TSA on Twitter about taking baby wipes on plane, and the AskTSA replied that “ Baby wipes are allowed in carry-on luggage and they don’t have even to be placed in the liquids quart-sized bag“
If you don’t fly with a infant you can take any other kind of wipes with you, In fact wet wipes or disinfectant wipes are convenient items to have in your carry-on luggage all the time if you don’t want to take a hand sanitizer, it is better to disinfect and give a little wipe for your seat, and the arm seat.
Take Baby Wipes In Checked Luggage?
You can take any type of wipes inside your checked bag.
You can transport baby wipes, disinfectant wipes, Clorox wipes, or makeup wipes in checked luggage without any limits, However; it is better to take all your baby wipes and necessary items in your carry-on luggage.
Other types of wipes you can just take what you will need during your flight in your carry-on bag or personal item and place the rest in your checked bag.
Even though baby wipes are not disinfectant but taking them with you on board is better than nothing.
How To Pack Baby Wipes For Travel?
If you are traveling with a baby it is better to place all the items in one place.
If you don’t want to take a diaper bag you can use any type of bag as an alternative, a small backpack, a duffle bag and even a purse when you are traveling with little items.
On the other hand if you are not traveling with your little one, do not just throw your wet wipes in a bag and head to the airport.
There are more chance that your bag will get inspect and if the security agent can not detect what is inside the bag.
Put the wipes in a sealed plastic bag and place them closer to the top of your bag or personal item, in case you need to use them or the TSA officer asks you to remove them.
You can take baby wipes or any other type of wipes in both carry-on and checked luggage, and you will not face any problems through the security checkpoint as they are not considered liquids or dangerous items.
You can take also wet wipes to do some cleaning for the hard surfaces of your seat, whether your are traveling with a baby or alone.
The head and arm rest, the remote, screen, seat back pocket and the tray table are all good if they are cleaned.
We hope this helps.
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