I have an upcoming trip to the Bahamas with my wife and infant in arms. This will be the first time we have traveled international with an infant.
Our resort does not sell processed baby food and it’s our understanding that the local stores are extremely expensive.
We want to bring our own jarred and packaged baby food to insure that she has enough food. We originally thought that we would pack the baby food sold in plastic containers in our checked suitcase. However, I felt like the baby food would probably get destroyed during luggage handling.
We therefore want to pack it with us in our carry on baggage. I looked at the TSA website for some guidelines and it is very vague.
To quote from their site:
You are encouraged to travel with only as much formula, breast milk, or juice in your carry-on needed to reach your destination.
You are allowed to bring gel or liquid-filled teethers, canned, jarred, or processed baby food in your carry-on baggage and aboard your plane.
My interpretation of the above is that you can only bring enough formula / juice for the trip but that jarred or processed baby food can be brought in any quantity.
Before we pack all of this in our carryon and have TSA throw it all away as we go through security, has anyone had any experience with what the limits are in regards to baby food? Also, has anyone attempted to pack glass / plastic containers of baby food in their checked luggage?