Whether you’re heading to the South of France or just taking a day trip to the beach two hours from home, when you have a baby, things can get a bit more complicated in the traveling department. As you’ll soon find out, babies can be complicated travelers.
Little travelers need a surprising amount of stuff to keep them safe, content, and happy. From diaper rash cream for their little bottoms to the pacifier that will keep them quiet, there are quite a few things you don’t want to forget. Follow along into this blog to learn the top travel must-haves for your baby that you need to remember to pack.
Of course you’re going to bring diapers, but the majority of them will be packed away and impossible to get to. Always make sure there are more diapers in the diaper bag than you think you will need. The best rule of thumb is to bring one diaper for each hour you’ll be traveling, and a few extras just in case you need them.
Disposable Diaper Changing Pads
The last thing you want is to lay your baby down on a changing station in a public restroom without something under her. Make sure you buy a pack of disposable diaper changing pads before you head out on your travels. That way you can use them when changing a diaper, then throw them away instead of taking any lingering germs and bacteria with you on the road.
You want your baby to be as comfortable as possible while you’re traveling, and blankets can help you achieve that goal. Not only will they keep your baby warm and cozy during your trip, but there are also a few other things you can use baby blankets for as well if needed. Those few things are listed below.
- Protect your clothes from messy burps
- To lay the baby on
- To cover yourself when you’re nursing
- To shade the baby from the sun
Blankets are super-important when traveling, so make sure to pack a few.
Extra Food/Extra Bottles
You don’t want to get to your destination only to find out that you don’t have enough of the formula that has been prescribed to your baby. If it is a certain prescription, you might not be able to find it where you are. Pack extra formula and extra bottles so you don’t run out. The last thing you want is a screaming baby at six am and you are unable to find the bottles you thought you had packed.
While it may not seem that a baby could go through too many sets of clothes on a road trip, you would be surprised. Whether it’s an accident with a diaper or they spit up on their onesie, you don’t want your baby in clothing that isn’t clean. Pack extra clothes, and make sure to keep two extra sets of clothing where you can easily reach them on your trip. You don’t want to have to pull the car over, halting your progress, to find a clean onesie because the baby spit up on the last one you had in the car with you.
A Baby Carrier/Stroller
Always make sure that you have a dependable baby carrier and a functioning stroller with you on trips. You don’t want to have to carry the baby or sit with the baby on your lap when you stop to eat. Packing a baby carrier and a stroller will make the trip more comfortable for you and your little bundle of joy.
These are just a few of the must-have items you should pack if you’re traveling with a baby. These items will make the trip as uneventful as possible, and you and your baby will be happier for sure.