WHEN you think of banned hand luggage items, kids' holiday accessories aren't the first things that spring to mind.

But security rules mean that a number of items are forbidden from being carried in hand luggage.

So before your next holiday, make sure you check if anything you're packing is breaking any aviation laws.

The following item are banned from hand luggage in either all or some airlines.

The UK government website states that, frozen breast milk is not allowed on flights.

It said: "When travelling with a baby you’re allowed to take enough baby food, baby milk and sterilised water for the journey. There is no legal limit to how much you can take however check with your airport before you travel.

"You can carry breast milk in hand luggage even if you’re not travelling with a baby, however you cannot carry frozen breast milk in hand luggage.

"Individual containers of breast milk must hold no more than 2,000ml. Each container will need to be screened at the security point. Airport staff might need to open the containers to screen the liquids."

Cooling gel packs are also allowed to keep any breast milk, formula milk or baby food chilled.

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Sleeping devices and restraints

Children often struggle to sleep on planes but there are travel accessories to help, such as hammocks and boxes that extend the seat.

However, accessories that convert the seats to beds are banned by some airlines such as Qantas and British Airways.

British Airways explained: "Devices not allowed include, but are not restricted to, seat extenders for children, hammocks for lap held infants, inflatable footrests and devices that attach to the seat to restrict movement or for leg support (bed boxes)."

According to the Qantas website, the ban includes: "In-flight travel accessories and devices which attach to aircraft seats, are inserted between seats, or otherwise block access to seat rows or aisles.

"Examples of prohibited in-flight accessories include, but are not limited to, inflatable cubes, ‘bed boxes’, and ‘leg hammocks’."

However, other airlines like Virgin Atlantic do allow certain products.

According to the Virgin Atlantic website Trunkie/Bedbox accessories that extend seat pan for children to sleep, and the Plane Pal brand of  inflatable cushion for children to sleep are allowed on their plane, so long as the child is in the middle or window seat.

But they must be carried instead of a cabin bag.

According to the UK government website, you’re allowed to carry essential medicines of more than 100ml, including liquid dietary foodstuffs and inhalers.

However, you’ll need supporting documentation from a relevant medical professional (for example a letter from your doctor or a copy of your prescription).

There are restrictions though – for example, inhalers are allowed in hand baggage but you must pack spare canisters in your hold baggage, according to Gatwick Airport.

Epi-pens, while also allowed, should be accompanied by a doctor's note.

Thomas Cook warns that this can be important for some foreign countries or you could end up being "questioned by local security or customs."

Any toys that imitate weapons are banned – even if it's unlikely that they will cause any injury.

They can also get flagged at security checks, especially when going through x-ray machines.

Any toy that could resemble a weapon should be placed into the hold, as the government advises that "imitation explosive devices (including replica or model guns)" are banned.

For example, in 2011, an airport banned a toy soldier's three-inch rifle from a plane as it was deemed a security threat.

Snow globes are harmless souvenirs but you shouldn't try to take them on a flight.

It's all because it's impossible for airport security to tell how much liquid is in them.

Earlier this year, an ex-airport worker revealed the secret tricks to make travelling with kids much easier that parents never know about.

They included entertainment essentials and how to avoid travel anxiety.

And this mum revealed the best flight to book when travelling with kids.

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