Travel with your baby


Important to prepare is the proper seating. Several options for infant seating are listed under the header “Seating”.


Flying with Bluey

The travel by airplane should be a fun and exciting one for your baby. Therefore we recommend to prepare him or her by reading a special story about flying with Bluey, the child mascotte of KLM. Buy the book at shop@KLM.



Travel Documents

Find out all about passports, visa and more: Check travel documents needed per destination


Children of European Union citizens travelling from, to or through countries in the European Union need to carry their own passport or ID card. Having their names entered in their parent’s passport is no longer permitted. This rule does not apply to document holders of the United Kingdom or Ireland.


If travelling to or from Thailand, children aged16 years and younger travelling alone or with 1 parent only, need to bring a copy of their birth certificate, and a letter of consent to travel from the non-travelling parent/parents.


For travel to and from South Africa as of 1 June 2015, all children need to bring various documents – regardless if they travel with both parents, with 1 parent, with an accompanying adult or alone. Read more about the new rules for travel to/from South Africa


For children travelling to other destinations with 1 parent or an accompanying adult, we recommend to check which documents you need to bring. Read more about travelling with children on the website of the Dutch Ministry of Defence  or check the website of the embassy.





When travelling to a (sub) tropical destination, be sure to check if your family have all the right vaccinations: Check health advice for your destination


You can bring all necessary medication for your family on KLM flights – just make sure the user’s name is stated on it. If you want to take more than 100 ml/3.4 oz of liquid medication, do not forget to bring a declaration from your doctor.


Should you need special assistance on board or at the airport, you can make a special service request through My Trip or by contacting KLM CARES.


Read more about special assistance by KLM CARES


If you are expecting a baby you may travel by air. However once you are 36 weeks into your pregnancy, we advise you not to fly. We also discourage flying during the first week following delivery. If you are expecting more than 1 baby we always advise you to consult your physician first. If you have had complications, you need to have permission to fly from your physician.