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Will airport security let you wear a baby as you go thru security?

post #1 of 46
Thread Starter 
Just curious... we're flying tomorrow and I plan on wearing DS in a Beco Butterfly on my back. It would be great if I could wear him straight through security... it would be a pain to have to take him off.
post #2 of 46
Nope. I had to take my little guy's booties off as well.
post #3 of 46
Thread Starter 
Aw, bummer! Thanks.
post #4 of 46
nope, I have taken many flights with many different carriers and never have I been able to go thru security while wearing them. I always had to remove them, place carrier in bin to do xray, hand them to other adult, walk thru, have child handed back to me and then proceed to get them back into carrier
post #5 of 46
It's different for every airport. I made sure to use a wrap instead of my ring sling when I flew with ds ('cause my rings were metal). 3 times I went through security without a problem, 2 times I had to take him out.
post #6 of 46
used to fly a lot with dd as a baby/toddler and never was able to wear her thru, even in a wrap. But I never had to hand her to another adult...she was always in my arms.
post #7 of 46
i always assumed they'd make me, but i once flew and noticed a family in front of me not de-babywear. they just patted the outside of my beco and the space inbetween my back and baby and off we went. some places make me take her shoes off and some don't.
post #8 of 46
No they made us de-baby wear but I think I had him in a maya with metal rings
post #9 of 46
I wore DD in the mei tai through security in Indianapolis, Richmond VA, and in one of the D.C. airports.

But the mei tai had no metal parts.
post #10 of 46
Neither I nor my husband have ever had to take our boys out of the ergos to pass thru, we just had to remove their shoes (once...after that, they travelled in socks only). When my youngest was a few weeks and in a stretchy wrap, i started to undo it, but they stopped me and told me to leave it.
post #11 of 46
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Originally Posted by sapphire_chan View Post
I wore DD in the mei tai through security in Indianapolis, Richmond VA, and in one of the D.C. airports.

But the mei tai had no metal parts.
I just flew out of Indy and noticed they were a bit more laid back on security than a larger airport. I wore a dress and just had to take of my flip flops, but when I left to come home out of Portland I was patted down (wearing the same dress). I would guess most airports would make you take the baby out of the carrier.
post #12 of 46
It completely depends on the guard waving you through. Some want you to put the carrier through the xray, some don't. Whether DD is in the pocket, Ergo, or Moby has never been as relevant (IME) as the preference of the guard.

Give it a try, but be ready to de-wrap.
post #13 of 46
I have always had to take my little one out of the carrier but I have never had to take the carrier off. I always use a simple pouch carrier so it is just like another piece of clothing (no straps/buckles).
post #14 of 46
I wore my son through airport security in the Ergo. They just waved us over with the wand.
post #15 of 46
I recently went through 4 major US airports and the only thing about the carrier was that I either had to have the baby in it and on me or I had to put it thru the machine.
post #16 of 46
I've never been asked to take ds out of the Ergo, and we've flown a lot together. We did have to take his shoes off.
post #17 of 46
Outside the US I've been able to wear DS, but never within the US. And I have to take his shoes off.
post #18 of 46
I've gone through with both wraps / ergo. Helps if LO is either sleeping or eating . This wasn't in the US though.
post #19 of 46
When we flew in March (Richmond, VA to Orlando, FL), I had to take off my mei tai and put it in a bin to go through the scanner. DS also had to take his soft-soled shoes off.
post #20 of 46
I've flown to Canada from the US twice with my baby in the moby and had to take her out and take the moby off. What a pain in the butt. Plus they did a full pat down on my six week old baby. If that's not ridiculous I don't know what is. And depending on the flight crew you may or may not have to take the baby out of the wrap for take off and landing. On one flight they refused to even taxi out to the runway until I took her out of the wrap. She was sleeping. I wasn't annoyed at all!
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