In the past, there was a bit of discussion about Airbnb’s policy of allowing people to add infants to a reservation even if this meant exceeding the occupancy limit for the space.
I recently had the other shoe drop. My space is marked “not safe/suitable for infants under 2 or children under 12”. A prospective guest booked to the occupancy limit with adults and added 2 infants. Since the occupancy limit of the space would be exceeded, I contacted AirBNB to confirm that the reservation would be covered by their insurance.
AirBNB told me: “I understand that you want to confirm if that specific reservation will be covered by Airbnb insurance. As I’ve seen on your house rule it’s clearly stated that it is not safe or suitable for children. I would like to inform you that Airbnb will not be liable for that.”
So, there you have it. Airbnb allows guests to add infants to a booking that says “not suitable” and then pulls the host’s insurance for that booking.