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Jul 30 2015
Airports Get More Friendly for Parents With Young Children

Airports are getting a little more child-friendly, at least for parents traveling with babies and toddlers. The Honest Company, a consumer goods brand, recently started installing automated kiosks stocked with essentials for parents who forgot to bring diapers onto their next flight. The eco-friendly line, founded by the actress Jessica Alba in 2012, has set up nine kiosks at several airports and already plans more.

This initiative is part of a larger move to cater to traveling families with young children. In May, the household and baby care line Seventh Generation introduced breast-feeding pods at the New York area airports La Guardia and Newark Liberty International. For its part, Boston’s Logan International Airport, like several other airports around the country, has an indoor playground with slides and a kids-size replica of its control tower.

Ms. Alba says the airport kiosks are a way to reduce the pressure on passengers traveling with young children. These include a “diapers and wipes” kit that has a set of two diapers and 10 wipes, another kit with wipes and diaper rash cream, and reusable swim diapers in patterns for both boys and girls.

The company has installed three kiosks at the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, two at Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport and Kennedy International Airport in New York, and one at Minneapolis–Saint Paul International Airport and George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston.

“I remember when my kids were babies, and I was in those situations where I only had one diaper left and couldn’t find anywhere in an airport where I could buy more,” said Ms. Alba, 34, who has two daughters, aged 7 and 4. “The kiosks give parents or anyone else on the go options.”

The company plans to eventually introduce the kiosks at more airports, both within the United States and internationally. Prices for items range from $2.95 to $24.95, the same as on the company’s website.

Read the full New York Times Article.