For many families, Spring Break is fast approaching so we are talking about traveling with kids this week. Today, specifically, traveling with an infant.
Those who have been eye-ball deep in the infant stage know that you should plan for a lot of shtuff. As the saying goes, the younger the baby the more stuff you need to survive. You need something to be hands-free (baby carrier), you need a safe place to put them to nap/sleep (pack n play), you need to bring diapers, wipes, formula, pump stuff, extra clothes (because blow outs)…the list can be endless.
But here is my list that I’ve found doable, whether a month-long trip overseas to the weekend excursion a few hours away. The only difference for longer trips is you would need more disposables (such as diapers and wipes) and plan to do laundry.
• First Aid Kit: You never know when babies will get sick. And because they can’t verbally tell you what’s going on I include a lot of things in my first aid kit that you probably won’t need with an older child. Here is what I pack and it all goes into a little zippered bag: 1.Braun No-touch thermometer 2.Oximeter 3.Tylenol + syringes 4.Benedryl 5.Saline nose spray 6.Nose Frida 7. Band-aids 8.spray Neosporin 9.antiseptic cleaner 10.Babyganics teething pods 11.Tigerbalm 12. gas drops
• Baby toiletry kit: 1.Mustela Foaming wash 2.Mustela baby lotion 3.Eucerin eczema lotion 4.Mineral-based sunscreen 5.Sun hat 6.Babyganics Bug spray wipes.
• Diapers and wipes . • Nuna Car seat + base • Uppababy Vista Stroller • Joovy Babasling and Babybjorn Mini baby carriers • Chicco Pack ‘n Play • Inflatable My Breastfriend travel breastfeeding pillow • High Chair Cover • Clothes – Baby A is still in the blowout and slobber stage, so I plan for about 8 outfit changes a day. Luckily his clothes are small so they don’t take up too much room! • Outerwear
And then any additional items your unique baby will need - lovey, pacifiers, etc.
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Wishing you safe and peaceful travels.