Traveling with children takes a lot of planning, especially when you have an infant or toddler. Most airlines say you can hold your child if they're under the age of 2 years old, but is it dangerous?
Our Verify Team took a closer look, and here’s what we found:
- Most airlines do let you hold your child if they are under 2 years old.
- The Federal Aviation Administration says it encourages the use of child restraint systems on planes.
- However, it also argues that making it mandatory to buy a seat for your baby or toddler might make families drive for a long distance instead, which the government says is more dangerous than flying.
Other information to consider:
- All children must be restrained in cars.
- Highway speeds may average 75 mph.
- Airplanes travel at an average of 500 mph and can encounter turbulence at any time.