Originally Posted by TheTrustedTraveler
I recommend you get a passort for your child. It is one of the only if not the only form of Legal identification with a photo a minor has. Always good to have. I recommend to all of my clients that in the minimum they take a certified copy of their birth certificate anytime they travel with their children. In this age of heightened security it is alway best for everyone to have some form of legal ID with them.
Actually, no one "needs" an ID to travel, you just have to go through secondary screening with the TSA if you don't have it, and I've never seen it done on a baby or toddler, although I wouldn't put it past the TSA in some locations.
A passport, good only for five years is probably not a good investment, unless you plan on traveling out of the country anyway. We did get my son an Ohio ID card at one time, which was much less expensive. No one ever asked to look at it. I think most states offer them.