Travelling with babies/toddlers requires patience and some advanced planning.
While I was compiling Travel Mama – 1 ( packing list for the whole family), I realized these youngest family members need a separate article to cover their essentials.
After all, if they are happy during the vacation, everyone else is !
Infant / Toddler Items
Clothing – Shirts/ Dresses/ Bottoms/ Socks/ Underwears/ Night wear/ Swimwear
Extra Sheets ( Infants ) , Blankets
Two pairs of shoes
Cups, sippy cups, bottles
Feeding cover ( if breast fed)
Sling/ Front Carrier
Milk Formula (Pre-measured into a plastic container with serving dividers)
Boiled water in a thermos ( road trips especially if your baby drinks only fresh made formula milk)
Breast Pump ( if applicable)
Snacks + Washable Bibs + Baby forks/spoons/plates
Activities ( coloring books, few crayons, 1-2 favorite toys, 1-2 new toys )
Diapers + wipes + Diaper cream + Changing pads ( disposable )
Plastic bags for soiled diapers
Portable crib ( We never carried)
Car seat , Stroller/ umbrella stroller
Medications – Cough, cold, fever, gas, allergies, band aids, ointments, thermometer, gauze pads
Suckers/ candy for toddlers (to be used only if needed )
Baby lotion, Baby wash, Wash cloths
Sun hat + Sunscreen
Hand sanitizer – I keep two sets of hand sanitizer and wet wipes. One in the diaper bag and the other set for the whole family.
Keep two baby outfits for each day.
Keep some snacks for yourself to munch on.
Take the phone number of your baby’s pediatrician, just in case.
Keep all the medicines in zip lock bags.
Keep extra zip lock bags.
You may not be using all of the stuff above, but it’s always a good idea to travel with the essentials.
And don’t forget to check the travel check list for the entire family.
Let m know in the comments if I forgot to mention any important item in the list.
My other articles on Travel check lists :
Travel Mama 1 – Family packing list
Have a great vacation !