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Singapore Airlines Flying With Kids Information

All the Singapore Airlines flying with kids information in one place. Including:

  • Flying when pregnant
  • Flying with a newborn baby, and baby or toddler under two
  • Kids’ baggage allowance
  • Car seat policy
  • Other child restraint device policies
  • Pushchair/stroller policy
  • Singapore Airlines Bassinet policy
  • Sleep devices and child ride-ons/leg rests permitted
  • Baby and child meals
  • Inflight entertainment for children
  • Other family services provided
Flying With Kids Information Singapore Airlines

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Before booking your flight, it’s important to inform your gynaecologist of your travel plans and get the medical guidance you need.

There are certain requirements if you wish to fly during your pregnancy.

(Calculated based on the expected date of delivery)
28th week and earlierNo medical certificate is required. However, a medical certificate must be presented for your return flight if it is scheduled beyond the 28th week of your pregnancy.
Uncomplicated single pregnancy:
29 to 36 weeks

Uncomplicated multiple pregnancy:
29 to 32 weeks
Provide a medical certificate stating:
-fitness to travel
-number of weeks of pregnancy
-estimated date of delivery.

The certificate must be dated within ten days of the first flight after 28 weeks of pregnancy.

Upon request, please present this certificate at check-in.
Uncomplicated single pregnancy:
Beyond 36 weeks

Uncomplicated multiple pregnancy:
Beyond 32 weeks
Air travel is not allowed.
Singapore Airlines’ Policy On Expectant Women courtesy Singapore Airlines


If you have medical clearance to fly with a newborn between 48 hours and seven days of age, contact your local Singapore Airlines office.


To fly with your infant or child on Singapore Airlines, you must book their ticket together with your adult ticket in a single transaction. Each infant must also be accompanied by an adult who’s at least 18 years old.

Travelling with more than one infant

In special cases where only one adult is available to travel with two infants, one of the infants will be required to use an approved child car seat on a separate passenger seat while the other an infant seat belt on the adult’s lap. Please contact your local Singapore Airlines office for assistance.


To help your infant feel comfortable throughout your holiday, you’ll get to check in 10kg* worth of baggage—plus a fully-collapsible stroller and car seat.

Alternatively, you can carry a compact, foldable lightweight stroller on board the cabin. If you’re departing from Singapore, you’ll also enjoy an additional 6kg of cabin baggage allowance for breast milk, infant food, and baby amenities. If you’re departing from or transiting through other countries, do get in touch with your local Singapore Airlines office for the country-specific restrictions.


Infants are entitled to one piece of baggage, up to 23kg for Economy and Premium Economy Class bookings or 32kg for Business and First Class bookings to and from United States. For all other destinations other than United States, infants are entitled to 10kg baggage allowance.

The sum of the length, width and height of the infant’s checked-in baggage should not exceed 158cm (62 inches).

The combined weight of the infant food, breast milk and amenities you may bring on board should not exceed 6kg. This is in addition to your 7kg free cabin baggage allowance.


Checked baggage allowance for a child is the same as that for an adult, depending on ticket fare conditions.

FAA approved car seats, stickers showing airline approved car seats
Airline approved car-seat label examples


If you’ve purchased a separate passenger seat for your child under three years old, you may bring an approved child car seat or harness for use on board. For safety, your child should be secured in the car seat by its harness at all times—even when the seat belt sign is switched off.

You must also meet the following requirements:

  • Child car seats must be approved by a foreign airworthiness authority and meet government standards such as the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), UN Economic Commission for Europe (ECE), or equivalent. Do note the location of these approval labels on your child car seat, as you may be asked to show it to our ground staff and cabin crew.
  • Child car seats must be fitted according to the manufacturer’s instructions. You may be asked to provide the manufacturing standards and instructions to our ground staff and cabin crew.
  • Child car seats cannot be fitted on seats at the emergency exit rows, as well as the rows immediately before and after.
  • Child car seats that must be secured by a three-point harness cannot be used on our flights.
  • Child car seats must be forward- or aft-facing and secured to the passenger seat with the aircraft safety belt by a lap belt or two-point harness.
  • An aft-facing child car seat that doesn’t have a belt path must be used with a detachable base. However, these child seats that require detachable bases may not fit properly in the passenger seat.
  • An aft-facing child car seat that has a belt path, and is properly labelled, doesn’t need a detachable base.
  • Child car seats must not extend unreasonably beyond the passenger seat. An adult must be able to move past the car seat when the seats in the row immediately in front of it are in the upright position.
  • Child car seats must not block the aisle. The aisle must remain accessible during taxi, take-off and landing.

Depending on your class of travel, the child car seat must fit within these maximum areas:

Class of TravelMaximum area (width x depth)
Economy17” x 27”
Premium Economy18” x 31”
Business19” x 33”
First36” x 42”
Suites23” x 64”
Singapore Airlines car seat measurements
Car seats airplane, child restraint devices CARES harness back
CARES harness (front) Photo courtesy of Tim Kelley AmSafe CARES

Other Child Restraint Device Policies

You must meet the following requirements:

  • Child harnesses must be fitted according to the manufacturer’s instructions. You may be asked to provide the manufacturing standards and instructions to our ground staff and cabin crew.
  • Child harnesses cannot be fitted on seats at the emergency exit rows, as well as the rows immediately before and after.
  • Booster seats, vests and harness-type child restraint devices cannot be used on our flights..


You can check in a fully collapsible stroller or pushchair and carry-cot or car seat for free.


Does Singapore Airlines supply a bassinet/carrycot?

Yes. All bassinet seats are reserved for passengers with infants, on a first-come-first-served basis.

How do I reserve a bassinet/carrycot on Singapore Airlines?

When booking online, you can request a bassinet in the ‘Select seats’ section, prior to making your payment.

When can I choose my seat on Singapore Airlines?

When making your booking with Singapore Airlines, you will have the option to select your seats in advance. Depending on the class of travel, the fare type you choose and your membership tier, you may be required to pay an advance seat selection fee.

What happens if I don’t reserve a bassinet/carrycot seat?

You might not be able to get one as bassinets are reserved on a first-come-first-served basis. If a bassinet is not available, your infant will be seated in your lap and an infant seatbelt will be provided.

What is the size/weight limit for Singapore Airlinesbassinets/carrycots?

Bassinet sizes may vary by aircraft. Our smallest bassinet measures at 768mm / 30.76in (L) x 298mm / 11.96in (W) x 158mm/ 8in (H), and can support a maximum weight of 14kg / 30.8lbs.

What does the Singapore Airlines bassinet/carrycot look like?

kids asleep on flyaway mattress and plane pal
Kids asleep on Flyaway mattress, Plane Pal and bassinet on Singapore Airlines


Inflight convertible beds

If you’ve purchased a separate passenger seat for your child, you may be able to bring your own inflatable flight cushion or convertible gadget to turn your child’s seat into a bed. Just be sure to pick a window seat or the middle seat in the centre section—and follow the manufacturer’s instructions for use.

You must also meet the following requirements:

  • Your child must be able to fasten the seatbelt under his or her arm when using the inflight bed.
  • If your child is under two years of age, he or she must be removed from the convertible inflight bed and secured with an infant seatbelt whenever the seatbelt sign is switched on.
  • Convertible inflight beds must be packed and securely stowed in the overhead compartment or under the seat in front during taxi, take-off and landing.
  • Convertible inflight beds cannot be used at the emergency exit rows.
  • Convertible inflight beds must not interfere with or prevent the seat in front from reclining.
  • Convertible inflight beds must not damage the aircraft seat if they need to be attached to any part of the seat.
  • Convertible inflight beds should not exceed a total dimension of 115cm (when the length, width and height of the fully deployed bed is combined), and will be counted as part of your cabin baggage allowance.
  • Convertible inflight beds cannot be combined so as to allow two or more convertible inflight beds to occupy several seats.
Singapore Airlines Post Weaning Meal
Singapore Airlines Post Weaning Meal


Singapore Airlines provide several different types of meal choices for infants and children, including Asian and vegetarian choices.

The Child Meals on Singapore Airlines are suitable for children between two and seven years old. Baby Meals concept of 3 jars of baby food and are suitable for infants less than a year old. 

Lastly, they have a Child Meal for Infants which is also made up of food items that are easy to bite, chew and digest. Sauces are lighter based.

Singapore Airlines also provide an exclusive inflight meal service, called Yummy!, which allows their young customers aged between 2 and 11 years travelling in Suites, First and Business class to select their main course before their flight.

Does Singapore Airlines provide baby food?

Yes. Baby Meals are suitable for infants less than 1 year old, this meal consists of 3 jars (approximately 80g/3oz to 110g/4oz per jar) of baby food – main course, vegetables and dessert. They also provide a Child Meal for Infant option for children aged between one and two: with food  which is easy to bite, chew and digest.

Does Singapore Airlines provide child meals?

Yes. Children have Western, Asian and vegetarian options. You are also more than welcome to bring your own food on board. The Child Meals on Singapore Airlines are suitable for children between two and seven years old.

Singapore Airlines inflight entertainment


KrisWorld – Movies, TV shows, music, and games for the Young Ones. View catalogue

Singapore Airlines Gift for children – Stuffed toy or activity pack with seasonal items.


Family-only perks at booking and boarding

When you fly with young children, all passengers in the same booking can select standard seats in advance for free. Those with infants will also enjoy priority boarding—for more time to settle down before take-off.  

Complimentary baby amenities

Diapers, disposable bibs, feeding bottles, and baby wipes are available on board in limited quantities. However, we recommend that you bring your own as what we have may be different from what you are used to.


Find out all the information about flying with kids on your airline. From car seats to strollers allowed in the airplane cabin, to lap infants to bassinets, luggage allowance, facilities on board and much much more.

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Friday 19th of August 2022

Hi Carrie How recent is your blog? My daughter is traveling Singapore Airlines with a 18 month old and wonders about food and what will be available thanks


Monday 22nd of August 2022

@Judith, It should be up to date regarding the meals. the post weaning meal pictured has stopped, but the child meal for infants is available. Link is here >


Monday 9th of May 2022

Hi, I was wondering whether you know if the CARES harness can be used on the Business class seats on Singapore Airlines 777-300ER and A350-900.

Thank you

Carrie Bradley

Wednesday 11th of May 2022

Hi Sharon, from looking at the Business class seats on those aircraft types, it doesn't look like they will fit. For regional on the B737-800 it would.

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