Traveling with a baby can be challenging because there are so many items to consider bringing.
After packing for my own three kids over the years, I came up with a list of helpful advice for parents that are traveling with a baby.
#1- Always pack an extra set of clothes and jammies because more than likely …you’ll need it.
#2-Don’t forget the meds! The motrin, Tylenol and even vitamin d drops. Ironically— my kids tend to get sick when traveling and having these items on hand are key.
#3- Utilize ziplock bags! I use ziplock bags for medicine, diaper ointment, baby snacks … it saves things from leaking and it’s easier to find items in a ziplock bag.
#4-When packing diapers and wipes be on the safe side and plan for 10 diapers each day, and a pack of wipes every two days. This is generous, but it keeps you safe.
#5- Pack a stroller that is easiest to haul and collapses easily. Even an umbrella stroller is ideal if your child is old enough to hold their head up.
#6- Pack plenty of baby snacks and food, you can always take the extras back home.
#7- Pack at least 2 binkis and 2 bottles so that there is always a back up.
#8- Buy travel size of the following: baby lotion, baby shampoo and body wash.
#9- Bring at least 2-3 blankets.
#10- no matter the weather pack a jacket.
#11- Baby toys-Baby’s can be quite easy to entertain but grab at least 1-2 baby toys to have on hand.
#12-Bring oragel or teething ointment, you never know when their teeth may start cutting.
#13- If the baby is used to a sound machine — bring it! Losing sleep while traveling is not fun.
I hope these tips have been helpful!
As always, I would love to hear your tips as tricks when traveling with a baby.!