Traveling with Children | Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW)

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

Lactation Pods

Lactation pods provide a safe, private space for mothers to nurse or pump while on the go. The pods at Midway were developed by Mamava, a nationwide developer of lactation suites for offices and transportation hubs.


Concourse A | Gate A5

All Gender Toilets

Changing stations for young children are located in most restrooms throughout the terminals. All gender restrooms are also available 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.

Kids Play Area, near Gate A5

The Kids Play Area near Gate A5 provides a delightful space for kids to play. The carpeted space offers cushy seating for parents, with the convenience of two Nuts on Clark popcorn machines nearby. Also, don’t miss the excitement of the FAO Schwarz toy store, located across from the play area. Or, a few steps away, enjoy a family meal at the Concourse A Food Hall.​

Kid’s Meals

If you’re traveling with kids (ages 12 and under) please enjoy some of the great meals we have throughout the airport.

The kid’s menu includes delicious meals for $6.99 and all combos are served with a side of chips and a 12oz bottled water or milk… Enjoy!

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: