General Information on Singapore Airlines when travelling with a baby or toddler.

General Policy

  • It is not recommended for infants to travel within the first 7 days of birth and definitely not acceptable within the first 48 hours of birth.
  • If you are travelling alone with two infants, please contact your local Singapore Airlines office as special arrangements are required.

Inflight Services

  • Infant amenities vary by aircraft. When you’re on the airline’s website for flights, look for the Infant Amenity Icon. If it is present, clicking on it will tell you what infant services are available on that airplane. If you do not see it, infant amenities are not offered on that aircraft.
  • Bassinets While a limited number of bassinets are available onboard on a first-come, first-served basis, you should request for a bassinet at the time of booking to ensure that you get one. The dimensions of the bassinet are 768 L x 298 W x 158 H (mm). Bassinets can support a maximum weight of 14kg.
  • Meals – You can request for child meals on all Singapore Airlines operated flights, except those between Singapore and Kuala Lumpur. Please make the requests at time of booking.
  • General amenities –  such as diapers, disposable bibs, feeding bottles, and baby wipes are available on board, on request. However, as the airline carries a limited quantity of baby amenities and in case the amenities available onboard may not fully meet your requirements, they recommend that you bring your own baby amenities.

Strollers and Baggage Allowances

  • You can take your stroller aboard free of charge. You can opt to check it in at the check in desk or at the gate.
  • Because the baggage allowance on Singapore Airlines varies depending on your flight please see: for details.
  • In addition to your carry on luggage you can take infant food and amenities if the infant is travelling. The total weight of these items should not exceed 6kg.

Using a Car Seat

The use of booster seats is not permitted. However, you can use approved car-type child seats and FAA-approved child harness.

Approved car-type child seats may be used for a child under 3 years but not less than 6 months of age. The seat must be forward-facing and can be secured to the aircraft passenger seat by means of the aircraft safety belt. It must also be approved by a foreign airworthiness authority / government standards:

  • United Kingdom (UK) Civil Aviation Authority (CAA)
  • Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) of the United States of America as meeting the Technical Standard Order TSO-C100b; or seats that have two markings: “This Restraint is Certified for Use in Motor Vehicles and Aircraft” in red lettering and “This seat conforms to all applicable Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS)”
  • European Safety Standard requirements of United Nations ECE Regulation 44 (UN/ECE 44)
  • Canadian Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (CMVSS) No. 213 entitled “Child Restraint Systems” or CMVSS No. 213.1 entitled “Infant Seating and Restraint Systems”
  • Australian/New Zealand design standard AS/NZS 1754 for infant car seats.

Some examples of the labels displayed on child car seat approved under one of the above standards can be found on the right of the page.

FAA-approved child harness can also be used on flights. However, AmSafe’s Child Aviation Restraint System (CAReS) child harness does not fit Singapore Airlines’ Business Class seats on the A380-800 as well as the First and Business Class seats on B777-300ER aircraft. You may wish to contact Singapore Airlines office for more details.

If you are using a child car seat or a child harness, please note that the manufacturing standards and instructions must be provided to ground staff and cabin crew for reference. The use of child car seat and child harness on board is subject to all child seat safety requirements. Both cannot be installed on seats at the emergency exit rows as well as the rows immediately before and after it.

For further information contact Singapore Airlines or see the airline’s website.