Traveling With a Baby

There are people that will take their little ones anywhere and not worry a bit about it, and there are people that avoid traveling with their little ones as much as possible. I can’t really explain or empathize with the first type of person, because I was the latter! It’s not because I didn’t want to be with them and experience new things with them. For me, it was because it was just hard. From making sure you pack enough bottles, formula, diapers and clothes to making sure they had a safe, clean place to roam. Formula was especially stressful because 2 of our kids were on a medically prescribed formula that was extremely difficult to find. My family would come up with all of these ideas and say, “wouldn’t it be fun to,…..!”. I would always say in my head, “not for me it wouldn’t be fun.”

Now that my kids are older and traveling with them is easier, I can really enjoy making memories with them. So much has changed to make it easier to travel with little ones too! I get to experience this through my sister who is truly open to doing pretty much anything with her baby. It's funny, how siblings can be so different. So, when I did take a trip a list was my saving grace. I thought I would share my travel list from back in the day.

  • Formula
  • Bottle cleaning supplies
  • Teething toys (AppeTEETHERS of course :-)
  • Pacifiers (we didn't have Cookie pacifiers yet)
  • Diapers
  • Wipes
  • Baby food
  • Baby spoons
  • Puffs
  • Burp clothes
  • 3 outfits per day
  • Pack “n” Play, plus bedding
  • Wet Ones
  • Large blanket to place on the hotel floor for the baby to play on
  • Baby soap/shampoo and lotion
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Sippy Cups, plus straps to attach sippy cup to stroller
  • Stroller blanket to block sun (make sure you leave openings for air to breeze through)
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug Spray
  • Any meds the baby may need
  • Stroller
  • Stroller toys
  • Toy Tethers
  • Toys to play with in the hotel room
  • Sound machine for bed time/nap time (We always used these)

We hope this will at least get give you a start on your traveling list.  Of course, every baby is different and every trip is different.   You could certainly travel with less. Just try to visualize each day and make a list as you go.