Chrissy Teigen Discovered the Ultimate Travel Hack for Flying With Babies
The model had a recent interview with The Cut in which she talked about her life as a mom and shared a recent discovery that has helped make traveling with her and husband John Legend's daughter, Luna, easier.
“We recently discovered that you can bring a car seat on the airplane and buckle them in; that’s our big strategy now,” Teigen said in the interview. “It changed everything!”
While airlines often allow parents to keep their infant on their lap up through the age of two, studies have revealed that the move can be dangerous. Falls from laps is the second most common cause of injuries for infants onboard flights.
What you might not have known, however, is that airlines also typically offer you the ability to both check in a car sear free of charge and to use a car seat onboard an aircraft.
The car seat has to be labeled as FAA certified to be allowed on a plane, with seats required to have a solid back and restraint straps to help secure the child into place.
While airlines’ regulations vary in terms of how and when you can use the car seat, seats typically can’t be used in exit rows and children will need to be strapped in when the seatbelt sign is on.
Some airlines, like Delta, even recommend what seats are best for the structure.
You’ll need to book a separate seat for your child in order to be able to put up the car seat, while products like the Go Go Babyz Travelmate make transporting the seats through the airport a breeze.