Here are some tips from the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority on what to do at the screening checkpoint when you are traveling with babies and young children.
- When you arrive at the checkpoint, check if the Family/Special Needs lane is available. This lane features screening equipment that can accommodate larger items and screening officers who offer additional assistance to passengers needing more time or help with their belongings to get through security.
- Screening officers will need to inspect strollers, infant carriers, and car seats.
- All baby food or drinks, including formula, must be presented to the screening officer for inspection.
- Children’s carry-ons, including diaper bags, should be placed on the conveyor belt for security screening.
- Keep any MP3 players (e.g. iPods), portable handheld game consoles, tablets, and smartphones in your carry-on.
- Let your child walk through the metal detector if they are able to do so on their own.
- Please don’t hand your child to a screening officer while you go through security.