For overseas travel the U.S. Department of State issues passports and YES every U.S. citizen - including infants - needs a valid passport to enter and leave most foreign countries,JiaBao
jigeno145geze if you need a passport fast then using a site like Rush My Passport may be the best way to go. It does pay to know the airline company rules, so a good rule of thumb is to give the particular airline you are traveling on a call just to be safe, there is nothing worse than getting to the airport and then finding out you can't do xyz. If you are traveling with a newborn make sure you leave plenty of time to get through security. These 10 tips for flying with a baby will help you manage your journey and make your trip a lot more pleasant for both you and your baby.
Tip #1 - Milk:
If you're using a bottle then you need to follow the national and international procedures for flying with baby formula and bottled breast milk. You should carry it separately from other gels, liquids and creams and you should declare it at security checkpoints.biscuit tin box
You may be asked to open the bottle by Homeland Security Officers so that they can test it but they shouldn't ask you to test it yourself. Only take what you think you'll need. If in doubt, take a spare sterilized bottle and some powdered formula in a tin or box.
Tip#2 - Breastfeeding:
There are several schools of thought when it comes to breastfeeding in public. Some moms find it embarrassing and others think it's their right regardless of the embarrassment it may cause others. Some airlines won't permit it anyway, so don't forget to check what their policy is. In order to avoid embarrassment to yourself or others, wear loose clothing that you can easily release to get baby feeding and take a small blanket or towel along to cover yourself with. A Moby Wrap is a great item that can be extremely useful when breastfeeding it's safe and comfortable for you both, check out the video on this site "Great Tips for Flying with Baby". Sitting by the window and booking the seat next to you as well is also a good idea, if you're traveling alone.
Tip #3 - Food:
If your baby is old enough to be eating semi-solid food such as the jarred or canned varieties or indeed, home-made food, then these too should be kept to a minimum and declared to Homeland Security. Don't forget other snacks such as biscuits but don't take fruit as many airlines don't permit it.
Tip #4 - Diapers:
It's your choice of course, but even if you usually use cloth diapers, I recommend that you use disposable ones when you're flying with infants. At least you won't have to start doing the laundry as soon as you get to your destination. Don't forget wipes, creams and baby powder - in fact everything you have to hand when you're usually changing your baby. A good alternative can be the self-contained diaper kits, these include an airtight plastic bag, tin box for food
diaper, wipes and rash ointment, once the diaper is changed it all just goes in the trash.