Travelling with a baby is hard enough, so we are here to help your take care of your little ones.
Thinking of what you need for yourself is difficult enough and travelling babies have their own special needs. Check this list of baby packing items to make sure you are prepared for your next trip:
"Having a baby is a life-changer. It gives you a whole other perspective on why you wake up every day." - Taylor Hanson
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Depending on where you will travel, it might be difficult and/or expensive to buy items you need for your child.
Check out baby passport requirements and how long it will take to acquire one to fit into your travel planning.
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Some parents have taken to handing out goody bags to other passengers to get on their good side that may include earplugs, candy and a note.
Take spare clothing for you and your child in case of baby sick or leaking diaper accidents.
Diaper Rash Cream
For soothing diaper rash.
For quickly cleaning up a variety of messy situations.
A gentle formula for cleaning babies that is also useful for other tasks where the subject may be sensitive to stronger cleaning products.
Baby Powder Formula
An alternative or supplement to natural milk.
Expressed breast milk to be stored for later use.
Dirty Diaper Bag
A bag for soiled diapers you are going to clean or dispose of. Recommended: waterproofing and a shoulder strap.
Hung around the neck to protect the chest area from spilled food or drink.
Baby Utensils (Spoon, Fork)
Small utensils for a baby to eat with.
A bottle with a teat. Can allow self feeding.
Diapers designed with swimming in mind so you don't make a mess in the water.
Baby Bathtub (Inflatable)
A portable tub that can be used to bath or just play in the water.
A raised chair to safely hold an infant, making it easier to reach them and so they can be in on all the action.
A baby monitor can provide you with sound or video to check on your infant while in another location.
Baby Bottle Cleaner
Normally a brush like cleaning utensil inserted into the baby bottle to assist in cleaning.
A special seat for a baby where you, or they, can them to bounce up and down.
An infants bed with barred or latticed sides.
Baby Changing Table
A table where you can change a diaper.
Apparently they just aren't good for keeping your baby quiet and can reduce the chance of SIDS (sudden infant death syndrome).
Small and preferably unbreakable bowl for putting baby food in.
Child Safety Seat
A seat specifically designed to protect children in the case of any unfortunate vehicle accidents.
Used to push around a young one at walking or jogging speed. Strollers have become quit advanced and in some cases very expensive.
A gentle detergent formulated so young ones sensitive skin and eyes. Can be put to many other uses like cleaning dishes, dogs and adults.
Conditioner can be particularly useful if your young one has long hair that tends to tangle. There are also 2 in 1 baby shampoo and conditioners.
Some special baby towels come with a hood, although these are not necessary.
Generally more absorbent than cloth nappies and convenient to use. They probably end up costing more and may not be as good for the environment.
For stopping unwanted milk related stains from appearing and keeping you dry.
A baby toy can help your baby develop. They don't necessarily need to be expensive, just make sure they are safe.
Be prepared with what you are going to feed the baby. Special baby food is normally soft for easy consumption.
Used to extract breast milk for later consumption or to stimulate lactation.
Placed on the shoulder to catch any spit-ups that occur while burping a baby.
A special cup to make it easier for a young one to drink through a spout without spilling all the contents at once.
A special seat that allows the baby to move in a swinging motion.
Baby Play Yard
A movable contained area with high walls where a baby can play or sleep in a restricted area.
There are different styles of baby blankets. Often used for covering or lying on top of.
Baby Changing Mat/Pad
Something you can place the baby on while you change a diaper.
There seems to be some conflicting information about baby sunscreen. Some seem to say sunscreen shouldn't be put on babies younger than 6 months, so check what the packaging says.
A small toothbrush that should have soft bristles.
Once a young one starts crawling you will need to prepare areas they may reach. This can involve locking cabinets or fencing off areas.
A bra that can allow you to feed without removing the bra and should add good support for lactating breasts.
Baby Bottle Nipple
The teat that attaches to the baby bottle.
A material sling worn across the shoulder and holds the baby close to the body.
Baby Bath Toy
Make bath time fun and a learning experience.
Named for its ability to help a baby with rashes and chaffing, baby powder commonly contains talc and can put to many different tasks.
Baby skin may lose moisture faster than an adult, so these lotions claim to help keep it hydrated and prevent damage and reduce the chances of skin conditions.
Normally a double shoulder strap carrier supporting a seat to hold the baby, although it is also a generic term for all types of baby carrying devices.
Used under a normal sheet to keep underneath dry.
A comforting soft glowing light.
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