Tips for travel preparation

Information on traveling with children

Check-in the evening before

Some airlines at Frankfurt Airport offer evening-before check-in. Your luggage can be checked in the evening before your trip. You will receive your boarding pass and can then proceed directly to the security check on the day of travel. You can find an overview of the airlines that offer evening-before check-in here.

Hand luggage

You should pack the following items in your carry-on luggage for your child/children:
Blanket against the cool air from the airplane air conditioning system

  • Socks against cold feet
  • Favorite cuddly toy, small toy (toy weapons are not allowed in hand luggage!)
  • (Picture) book, coloring book and pencils
  • Diapers and panties to change
  • Wet wipes for diapering and cat washing
  • Change of clothes
  • Plastic bag for dirty clothes or diapers
  • Snack for the hunger
  • Bottle and pacifier
  • Necessary medicines
  • Candy/gum to relieve pressure when flying

Baby formula

You are allowed to carry the required amount of baby formula for the duration of the entire trip, as well as baby water, in your carry-on luggage if your child is under the age of three. Please note that you must unpack these at the security checkpoint.

Baby bed

Inform your airline in advance if you are traveling with a baby. Many airlines provide baby beds on non-stop flights.

Stroller/Car Seat/Baby Car Seat

Most airlines carry child-specific bulky baggage, such as strollers, baby travel beds or child car seats free of charge and in addition to the normal baggage allowance. Please contact your airline directly for more information.

You can drop off your stroller for loading directly at the gate at most airlines.