1. Put your purse, diaper bad and carry-on on the conveyor belt, followed by outerwear and shoes. You should just be left with your baby in a stroller and boarding passes.
2. Hold the boarding passes in one hand and cradle your tot with that arm. Fold the stroller or take off the carrier with the other hand and put it on the conveyor belt.
3. Pass through the scanner holding your little one, and then do everything in reverse on the other side. Have a great trip!
A version of this article appeared in our March 2015 issue with the headline, “How to get through airport security solo with a baby,” p.46.