Little travelers need a surprising amount of stuff! While travelling with small kids its very essential to take care of it. There are several things you should carry and take care of. Its not a easy task to travel with baby. Your travel life needn’t grind to a halt just because you’ve become a parent. Here are some of the tips which you should take care of while travelling with baby.
Following are Tips and Checklist while travelling with baby:
- Start preparing to pack a few days before you travel. Keep a running list of things to take, or put items out on a table or dresser as you think of them.
- Use a diaper bag with a waterproof lining and a shoulder strap.
- Pack each of your baby’s outfits in its own zipped plastic bag so you don’t have to hunt around for tiny socks, shirts, and so on.
- Be prepared for leaky diapers and baby spit-up on the airplane or in train: Tuck an extra outfit or two for your baby – and an extra shirt for you – into your carry-on bag.
- Prevent leaks by packing medicines and toiletries in resealable plastic bags.
- Take your camera, battery charger, and an extra memory card. So that you can click some amazing photos of your baby.
- Take a clip-on reading light so you can read without disturbing your baby.
- Take the phone number for your baby’s healthcare provider in case you have questions while you’re on the road.
Packing Checklist or things you should carry
- Diapers – One for each hour you’ll be in transit, plus extras in case of delays
- Pad to put under your baby during diaper changes – You can buy disposable changing pads at supermarkets or reusable ones at baby stores.
- Blankets – Bring a few — you’ll use them to lay your baby on, cover your baby, cover yourself if you’re nursing, protect your clothes from messy burps, shade your baby, and more
- Plastic bags – Carry a variety of sizes for storing soiled diapers, clothes, and blankets.
- Diaper rash cream
- Small bottles of disinfecting hand gel, baby wash, and baby lotion
- Formula, water, and juice if appropriate
- Extra pacifiers (if your baby uses one)
- A few of your baby’s favorite toys
- Clothes, socks, and booties or shoes – One to two outfits per day is a good guideline.
- Sun hat
- Lightweight plastic feeding set with utensils, and baby food – If your baby’s eating solid foods
- Extra bottles, nipples, and sippy cups if appropriate
- Energy-boosting snacks for you to munch on
- Breast pump (if you use one)
- First-aid kit – Baby pain reliever and supplies for treating minor injuries
- Sling or front carrier – Lightweight, hands-free way to keep your baby close in crowded places like airports
- Portable crib or play yard – A safe place for your baby to sleep or play
- Inflatable baby bathtub – Can make bath time easier at your destination.
- Nightlight – So you can keep the room lighting soothingly low during middle-of-the-night diaper changes
- Car seat for safer travel by car or plane
- Collapsible stroller – Can be gate-checked or stored in the overhead bin of an airplane.