When it comes to embarking on that trip or vacation, travel with baby making them comfortable and at home is all you want to make them feel. Babies and kids, in general, can take some considerable time to adjust to new locations. The task falls on you to bring with you accessories that will make your baby most comfortable and most important of all, make her feel like she is at home. This task can prove to be quite daunting and may even brew unwarranted stress which is all but what we want.
But not to worry I got your back on this.
In this article, I will take you through the items you should most definitely bring with you as you travel with baby. This will help you get that well-deserved break from your daily routine. The vacation will remain to be much fun for you and your baby just as it should be.
Here is what you should carry:
Baby travel accessories
1. Car seat
This has to be the one most vital accessory that you cannot leave out from your packing list. A travel car seat will help strap in your baby on the car seat, bus, train or even plane that is if you have paid for the seat. It is a good security measure and can interestingly double up as an extra seat for your baby once, you arrive at your desired destination.
2. Push Chair
A pushchair is a great addition to what you should bring as you travel with a baby. Choosing an all-terrain push-chair would be a good fit especially if you are not very sure of your destination’s terrain. This will help you get out the most of great outdoors in your destination without any upset whatsoever.
3. Baby carrier
A baby carrier is an exceptional choice especially if your vacation will involve outdoor activities such as hiking in the mountains or in the woods. Go for carriers that can cope with any weather thrown at them. Baby carriers can also come in handy when in busy terminals, airports or crowded cities.
Backpacks serve as a perfect carrier to keep all day stuff in. Backpacks are less bulky as compared to baby bags and several come with large compartments that suit storage of nappies and baby wipes. It can also hold toys and extra spare clothes.
5. Special blanket
The baby will be settled and be comfortable as you travel with a baby, if they can smell the home scent, so make sure to throw in that special blanket that smells of home, on your packing list. The blanket will provide good comfort, warmth, and shade
A stroller will help you travel with your toddler in great style and can be your best friend as you take the vacation. Take time to invest in a good quality stroller, if you do not own one already.
Food and drink supplies
7. Bottled Milk
Bringing breast milk or formula with you for the vacation is a great idea and you should make sure to carry plenty. Babies will not mind drinking from the bottle as you travel with baby especially in planes. You can also throw in a manual breast pump, the reason being that they do not attract a lot of attention and are easier to carry
As you travel bring with you plenty of snacks. Consider bringing with you easily clean up snacks such as apples, rice cakes, fruit bars. Bring with you more than you may think you need.
Pack some wide-brimmed hat for your baby to keep off the menacing sun from your baby’s face and neck.
10. Warm clothes
If you are traveling to a chilly destination bring warm clothes with you just to keep your baby warm and comfy. Carrying warm clothes even in relatively warm destinations is a great idea as the weather can drastically change for the worse and it is good to be prepared at all times.
Bed and bath supplies
11. Bath toys
Bringing bath toys can be a great way to distract your baby as you bath him in a new environment and believe me, it will be considerably easier to clean your baby.
12. Bath plug
Bath plugs are a creative way of turning a basin into a bathtub. Go for universal bath plugs
Other baby accessories
In case you are traveling by train or by air, pacifiers will be a great accessory to keep your baby calm and placid and can even give you the added benefit of putting the baby to sleep.
Carry with you an effective sunscreen for your baby. In Case your baby is less than six months, do not attempt to put her out in the sun.
15. A Video Monitor
All the best as you go for the vacation with your young one!
Sophia Nguyen is the founder of “Healthy Baby Happy Earth” website. She is a blogger, and she loves writing about babies and helping the parents by providing only the most useful information. Follow her on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, and Instagram