Traveling with Children


The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) makes it a priority at Midway and O'Hare International Airports that traveling with children is safe and convenient. This page provides some tips, service locations and things to do throughout Midway to help ensure your trip with your child is a positive experience.


Mother's Room

The Mother's Room was created specifically for traveling, nursing mothers. The room offers a tranquil space for mothers who are breastfeeding their children and would prefer to do so in a private setting. The room features comfortable seating along with a sink and wash area. There is also a wall-mounted TV in the room.

Location: Concourse C, next to the Yoga Room


Unisex / Family Restrooms

Changing stations for young children are located in most restrooms throughout the terminals. Unisex / family restrooms are also available in each concourse. For assistance, please ask our Public Service Representatives located at the information booths, or see the terminal map​.


Airport Restaurants

Child-friendly restaurants are easy to find at Midway. Most restaurants provide highchairs and children's menus. If your child(ren) like to watch the airplanes, a number of cafés and restaurants offer a fantastic window of the airfield.


Security Checkpoint Family Lanes

The security checkpoint lanes are signed for three types of travelers: business/experienced travelers, casual travelers and travelers with children. The Family Lanes at the security checkpoint are designated for families traveling with small children that may need extra time to get through security. It allows families, individuals unfamiliar with air travel procedures, and travelers with special needs to go through security at their own pace.


Tips for Traveling With Children

Below are some additional resources on tips for traveling with children:


Passenger Assistance Program

Was your flight canceled and you must spend the night at Midway? When requested by the airlines, the Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) will provide cots with a pillow, blanket, and a Passenger Amenity Kit (toiletries) to help make your unplanned stay a bit more comfortable. Check with your airline to determine if the Passenger Assistance Program is available.


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