Babies and small children at the airport

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Babies and small children at the airport

Travelling with babies and small children can be quite the adventure. Here’s everything you need to know in order to avoid unnecessary stress.

Free baggage trolleys

Baggage trolleys are available free of charge. You can find them in the car parks opposite the terminal and in the baggage reclaim hall.

If you’re travelling alone with your children and would like some help transporting your luggage, you can always call upon the services of the Axxicom porter service.

A smooth security screening

As you know, the presence of liquids & gel in your hand luggage is strictly limited. However, you are allowed to bring sufficient baby food for the duration of the flight. Baby food should be presented separately for screening.

Small, foldable baby carriages and strollers can usually be taken up to the gate. At the security checkpoint these have to be screened separately so you will have to take your baby or toddler out of the carriage or stroller.

Brussels Airport pays special attention to families with children. To make your passage through screening as smooth and pleasant as possible, dedicated Family Lanes are opened during the school holidays. The pace in these security lanes is adapted to children and the staff can provide extra assistance with baby carriages and strollers or baby food.

Play areas

Let’s be honest: sitting still for hours on end doesn’t agree with children. That’s why at Brussels Airport we provide play areas at several places in the terminal and piers where kids can get rid of their excess energy before boarding. You will find the play areas near gate A/T68 and near gate B40.

But don’t forget to keep an eye on our tiny friends: never let your children play on the escalators or walkalators. They might get their fingers stuck.

Children’s toilets and nappy changing facilities

Most toilet facilities at the airport provide a separate room for changing your baby’s nappy.

Food and drinks for children

Did you bring your own baby food to the airport? You can have it heated in all restaurants at the airport. Our staff are happy to be of assistance. Microwave ovens are available in most of the airport restaurants.

Children’s meals are available in the self-service restaurant Belgorama, the Italian restaurant Amo and in Panos in Pier A,  Sapore and Panos in the departures hall and Hi! Brussels in the arrivals hall.

Shop for toys

Looking for a last-minute surprise like a toy or a book to take on board? You’ll find what you need in The Gift Box in the shopping area leading to gates A and in The Gift Box in the shopping area leading to gates B.