Carrying your little one when travelling means you need to pay attention to many details to ensure you will not encounter problems during the trip. Parents like you should ensure everything needed to keep the baby happy, safe, comfortable, and well taken care of are packed in the luggage. This may prove a bit challenging for new parents. If you have the same dilemma, then check the guidelines discussed below.
√ Diaper and disposable changing pads
√ Diaper rash cream
- Bring quite a few; these are useful in covering your baby and/or covering yourself when nursing.
- This includes bibs, socks, shoes, and underwears.
√ Formula milk, water, juice
√ Baby’s food and snacks
√ Feeding bottles and plastic feeding utensils
√ First-aid kit and toiletries
- This includes hand gel, alcohol, baby wipes, baby wash, soap.
√ Baby carrier
- This is one of the most important things you should bring when travelling with your baby.
√ Car seat for babies
- This protects your child while in the car or plane.
√ Collapsible stroller
- The smaller the stroller, the better. This way, you can just place it in the overhead bin. A stroller that is checked-in is susceptible to damage.
Pack in Advance
There is no better way to ensure you are not forgetting something than to make advance preparation. List down the things your baby needs like diapers, foods, clothing, and toys. Place enough supplies that would last during the whole trip. If you do not bring enough clothes, for instance, then you will be required to shop once you arrive in your destination. This is not recommended as it could ruin the planned budget.
In between trips, you might need to change your baby’s clothes which is why you should separate different clothing. Separate the shirts, pants, socks, and other clothing from each other and place them in their own color-coded plastic bag. That way, you can easily find what you need without having to scour the entire bag.
Use Waterproof Packs
Like most parents, you sure are bringing liquids such as medicines, vitamins, and baby toiletries. There is a big chance they will get opened accidently as your baggage is transferred. Certainly, the last thing you want is to notice all your baby’s clothes soaked in sticky vitamins. Placing things in waterproof containers helps. Also, make sure the liquids are sealed tightly.
With the right preparation, travelling with your baby becomes less of a hassle and more of a rewarding experience. By the way, be sure to bring with you the pediatrician’s number. In case your baby experiences problems during the trip, you can easily contact his/her doctor and ask what actions you must take.