|Hayley watching for our plane|
at Manchester Airport
But this year was completely different. As soon as we got into the security line, I had the kids start taking off their shoes. The TSA agent informed me that there is a new regulation in place. Children ages 12 and under are no longer required to remove their sneakers to go through security. Now if your children can put their own sneakers back on without assistance this news probably isn't as exciting for you as it is for some of us who have really little ones. Having experienced airport security in previous years with three children who could not put their own shoes on, or take them off for that matter, this is a big time saver and stress relief for parents of little ones.
So, next time you are traveling anywhere and need to go through airport security with little ones, here is one less step you need to take to get yourself to the gate. Keep their shoes on! Adults of course still need to remove their shoes, but for us, this change in regulations made for a very smooth morning through security to the gate.