Travelling with Children

Our range of family friendly services are designed to help get your family trip off to great start

Travelling with Children

Be prepared

Your hands will be full when travelling with children so before you start out on your journey, make sure you carry all your travel documents in one easily reached place, make sure your hand baggage meets security requirements before you leave home and work out whether you need to take buggies to the aircraft or check them in. Remember to keep everything that your baby needs on the flight in your carry-on luggage, ensuring that it is always to hand, bearing in mind the EU Aviation Security Regulations.

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Security - the screening process

  • All carry-on baggage, including children's bags and items, must go through the x-ray machine.  Examples include: baby changing bags, blankets, toys and formula
  • All child-related equipment that will fit through the x-ray machine must be screened this includes prams, buggies, baby carriers, car and booster seats
  • When you arrive at the screening point, collapse or fold your buggy/pram and place on the x-ray belt for inspection
  • Items that are in the pockets, baskets, or trays attached to the prams/buggy must be removed and placed on the x-ray belt separately for inspection
  • If any of this equipment does not fit through the x-ray machine, security officers will visually and physically inspect it
  • Medications, baby formula, milk are allowed if essential for use during the trip
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The walk-through metal detector

  • Everyone person is subject to security screening, regardless of age (even babies). Everyone must proceed through the metal detector
  • Remove babies and children from their prams/buggy or infant carriers so that all equipment is put through the x-ray machine
  • If your child can walk without your assistance, we recommend that you and your child walk through the metal detector separately
  • You may carry the infant through the metal detector yourself
  • Metal detectors are considered safe for everyone, including pregnant women. The handheld wands that are sometimes passed over individual passengers are also safe. However, if you would feel happier with a hand search please notify the Airport Security Unit official prior to walking through the metal detector as this can be arranged

Allow time

You may be familiar with Dublin Airport but it will take you longer to get around the airport if you are travelling with children, so leave plenty of time to allow for this. Take time in advance to familiarise yourself with the location of both Terminals and car parks and check which Terminal you are travelling from.

Baby changing facilities

Baby changing facilities are available throughout Terminal 1 & 2

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The Stork Exchange

The Stork Exchange is a baby and children’s equipment rental and using quality brands only, hire everything from car seats such as rearward facing seats, isofix and LATCH car seats, to cradles, strollers and prams. Staff are trained and insured to install car seats safely, and do so as part of the service. The Stork Exchange are based on the Dublin Airport campus and equipment can be delivered to and collected from Terminals 1 and 2 or bring the equipment to the car park or car rental depot. Their aim is to make traveling to and around Ireland as safe and as easy as possible, and take the stress out of family travel!

To book online go to or for general enquiries contact +353 (0)87 998 3762


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Terminal 1

  • Boots – located in The Loop shopping area and stocks a selection of essential items for children of all ages including nappies, creams and medicine - please note this boots is not a pharmaceutical dispensary  

Terminal 2

  • Pure Pharmacy - is located after you have entered through security screening and stocks all essential pharmaceutical requirements and a variety of baby products
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