Baby Food On Planes
Ordering Baby And Child Airline Meals
Updated October 2019
If you are flying with a baby, toddler or older child and are wondering whether you can bring your own baby food on planes, then YES you can and it can be over the 100ml/3-1-1 liquid rule. More information is below.
This article mainly focusses on pre–ordering child and baby food known as child and baby meals on certain airlines.
What is a baby or child meal?
A baby, child airline meal, and if you are really lucky a toddler airline meal, are pre requestable meals which differ from the usual meal choice on the flight.
Airlines do vary in their special food availability for younger guests. As a general rule, long haul flights with large airlines provide this service, with the Asian and Arabian Gulf airlines excelling.
Thankfully, it is easy to order a baby or child meal. Baby meals, if available, can be requested for an infant between 0 and under 2. Baby meals are puréed food jars.
Child meals are for children over 2, who are in their own seat. These are often pasta, or chicken nugget type meals. Child meals are usually handed out before other passenger meals.
If your child is under 2, and weaned, it is best to bring your own provisions, as there are only a handful of airlines who will provide a pre- requestable toddler or post weaning meal.