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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

Packing Items

Item Type

Baby Stroller/Pram

Used to push around a young one at walking or jogging speed. Strollers have become quit advanced and in some cases very expensive.

Diaper/Nappy (Disposable)

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.

Diaper/Nappy (Cloth)

Reusable nappies.

Diaper Rash Cream

For soothing diaper rash.

Swim Diaper

Diapers designed with swimming in mind so you don't make a mess in the water.

Waterproof Sheet

Used under a normal sheet to keep underneath dry.

Baby Wipes

For quickly cleaning up a variety of messy situations.

Nursing Pad

For stopping unwanted milk related stains from appearing and keeping you dry.

Baby Powder

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 Wash

A gentle detergent formulated so young ones sensitive skin and eyes. Can be put to many other uses like cleaning dishes, dogs and adults.

Baby Shampoo

A gentle formula for cleaning babies that is also useful for other tasks where the subject may be sensitive to stronger cleaning products.

Baby Conditioner

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.

Baby Lotion

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.


Apparently they just aren't good for keeping your baby quiet and can reduce the chance of SIDS (sudden infant death syndrome).

Baby Toy

A baby toy can help your baby develop. They don't necessarily need to be expensive, just make sure they are safe.

Baby Bath Toy

Make bath time fun and a learning experience.

Baby Towel

Some special baby towels come with a hood, although these are not necessary.

Baby Food

Be prepared with what you are going to feed the baby. Special baby food is normally soft for easy consumption.

Baby Powder Formula

An alternative or supplement to natural milk.

Breast Milk

Expressed breast milk to be stored for later use.

Breast Pump

Used to extract breast milk for later consumption or to stimulate lactation.


Hung around the neck to protect the chest area from spilled food or drink.

Burping Cloths

Placed on the shoulder to catch any spit-ups that occur while burping a baby.

Baby Utensils (Spoon, Fork)

Small utensils for a baby to eat with.

Sippy Cup

A special cup to make it easier for a young one to drink through a spout without spilling all the contents at once.

Baby Bottle

A bottle with a teat. Can allow self feeding.

Baby Bottle Nipple

The teat that attaches to the baby bottle.

Baby Bottle Cleaner

Normally a brush like cleaning utensil inserted into the baby bottle to assist in cleaning.

Baby Bowl

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.

Baby Carrier

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.

Portable Crib

An infants bed with barred or latticed sides.

Baby Sling

A material sling worn across the shoulder and holds the baby close to the body.

Baby Bouncer

A special seat for a baby where you, or they, can them to bounce up and down.

Baby Swing

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.

Baby Bathtub (Inflatable)

A portable tub that can be used to bath or just play in the water.

Infant Toothbrush

A small toothbrush that should have soft bristles.

High Chair

A raised chair to safely hold an infant, making it easier to reach them and so they can be in on all the action.

Baby Blanket

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.

Baby Changing Table

A table where you can change a diaper.

Dirty Diaper Bag

A bag for soiled diapers you are going to clean or dispose of. Recommended: waterproofing and a shoulder strap.


A comforting soft glowing light.

Baby Suncream

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.

Baby Monitor

A baby monitor can provide you with sound or video to check on your infant while in another location.


Once a young one starts crawling you will need to prepare areas they may reach. This can involve locking cabinets or fencing off areas.

Nursing Bra

A bra that can allow you to feed without removing the bra and should add good support for lactating breasts.

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