This is specific to India and Indian people. My wife and I visit Tirupati Balaji Temple regularly and take darshan after going through long queues. Even for a Rs 300/- ticket queue there is significant crowd. This year we have our one year old son who will not be able to tolerate the crowd. Is there a way to get a direct darshan, avoiding all the queues?
As far as I remember, there was a separate entry for mothers with infants. They would wait at the main entrance (probably were given a specific time slot) and I've heard that this kind of darshan is hassle-free for the whole family with infants. See if this helps.
It is very difficult to get direct darshan. I heard there is a provision of special direct darshan if you have a letter from any central/state minister. Or the pedestrian pilgrims have provision to get direct darshan. Anyway the crowd depends on the time of the year you are visiting. I visited there in December,2013 with a Rs : 50 ticket. We had to wait for three hours. I think with Rs 300 ticket you will have to wait much less. Anyway try to book on weekdays rather than weekends to avoid the large crowd from Bangalore, Mysore etc. Good luck.
There is a special privilege for the devotees with infants. They have a separate Q-Line. Hope this post might help you:
Special Entry Darshan for Parents with Infants ( Below 1 Yr)
» Darshan Token Price: Free
» Darshan Timings: 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM (Monday to Sunday)
» Reporting Place: Supatham (It is between Vaikuntam Queue complex-I and Hathiramji Mutt)