Baby travel packing list

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

  • Approx 2 outfits per day if not planning on doing laundry (plan ahead and purchase clothing specific to your travel destination’s weather in the right size. Don't stress, though – at most places you'll be able to pick up cute baby clothing)
  • Sunhat or beanie
  • Socks
  • Shoes/sandals
  • Swimsuits (if it's hot)
  • Bibs
  • Formula
  • Baby food/baby Cereal
  • Eating utensils
  • Bottles and teats
  • Sippy cups
  • Extra soothers (the last thing you want is to lose your baby's favourite soother and not be able to buy one in your destination)
  • Sleep suit or baby bedding (I use an Angel Suit and all the hotels I've stayed at have provided the cot and sheets. Remember if using a sleep suit to pack one appropriate to the local weather. You don't want your baby burning up in a winter's suit in 30-degree heat!)
  • Changing pad
  • Nappies (how many depends on what’s accessible at your destination. We usually plan to buy a box on arrival. However, if your destination won't have the brand you like or it would be difficult to find them, then take your brand of choice)
  • Swim nappies
  • Wipes (you can never have too many!)
  • Nappy cream
  • Baby toiletries
  • Sweater
  • Travel crib/cot (this isn't always needed. If you're staying at a hotel ring head and book a cot)
  • Stroller
  • Baby carrier (great for navigating airports or exploring your destination)
  • Car seat (on our first trip, we made the mistake of booking a car seat with the local hire company. It just wasn't up to scratch and at 3 months old, our little one’s head flopped to one side totally unsupported. We always do a lot of driving on our holidays exploring destinations so we wouldn't go anywhere without our own car seat now. Lesson definitely learned!)
  • Medication/temp gauge (on a recent trip, our little one got a very bad cold. Off to the chemist we went in search of chest rub, baby Panadol, nose saline and a nose clearer. I'm just lucky the local chemist had what we needed – next time these products will definitely feature on our travel list) 

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