Travelling with an infant

Travelling without planning may be therapeutic for few but with as a mommy with an infant to handle it may not be the case. You never know how would the baby react to the change; change in almost everything- place, people, temperature even small things like- his or her play mates, toys and what not.

You can’t carry his entire world with You, but with a little planning rather thoughtful planning things can be much much easier.

So first of all, first things first:
WHAT AND HOW TO PACK

  • Don’t try to change baby’s routine atleast to the extend possible during vactaion or even during travelling. Maintain the schedule if your baby has one, else try to incorporate one for few days before you travel. It would just make your life easier.
  • Always priortise for stuff and toys which make your baby happy and preferred, even if it’s a sipper or a spoon of his choice. Don’t experiment with you selection now.
  • Pack light: I always buy baby care product in big sizes (as they are much economical) and keep the empty sample/small size bottles of the products safe. They are so handy and you can easily pour products in these cute small bottles and carry in your diaper bag. ( you may use same product’s smaller bottle or if using any other please don’t forget to label them. You might not want to mess up and you never know if you would need some help from others).
  • Always Google up the weather of the place and pack accordingly.
  • Always carry few pair of additional clothes. You may also want to mix and match but still carry few extra ones. Some thing easy and light like a rompor or a onesie paired up with a legging/shorts/skirts.
  • Carry essentials (you may refer the list below) in your diaper bag/any other bag which is handy and the one you would be carrying most of the time. Rest can be checked-in. Even in the checked-in luggage try to pack things you would need immediately on top and in order of priority. I prefer making small packet of clothes set incluing matching  inners and diapers. You may opt for any order you are comfortable. Mom’s like me have some amazing talent to just dig in and come it with the required stuff even when it’s a messy… lol.

DIAPER BAG ESSENTIALS 

  1. Baby care/toiletries (small pack)
  2. Baby formula, bottles and Warm water ( if not on bm)
  3. Nursing cloth if bm
  4. Baby weaning food items -depending on your baby’s likes and your travel time. Home cooked or easy to make cereal available in market.
  5. Some hanky/tissues, soft wipes
  6. Baby bib -if weaning (it even helps while feeding)
  7. Diapers – depending on your travel time , have 1-2 extra one in case it is solied.
  8. One Extra pair of clothing – just in case the one gets soiled
  9. Baby teething/other toys/ Board Books to keep your baby engaged.
  10. Some mosquito repellent
  11. Some candies or nutri-bar for YOU. You may also need some energy while take Care of your little munchkin.
  12. Any other thing your kid enjoys. Mom’s know best how to keep kids happy and engaged.

Have an exciting trip.. Let n know if this helps…😀😀

Love
Gunjan

26 Replies to “Travelling with an infant”

  1. I remember my first long vacation with my kiddo, it was an unforgettable one. I you are well prepared in advance, things do get easy. Helpful post for first-time parents.

  2. I travelled tree time within the first year of my son. SO I very well understand the importance of packing right and light both. This is great post really. All these points are so helpful.

  3. Well yes travelling with a kid gets real tough at times if you do not carry right, planned well and prioritize. My little one is 5 but I still get goose bumps thinking about travel with her. Great pointers and lovely post.

  4. The keyword to note here is ‘thoughtful planning’ – If you put some thought into planning your trip with your little one you will know that it isn’t that difficult either. Your list of Baby Bag Essentials is very exhaustive.

  5. First point is super important..babies need their schedule. We always try to plan travel around baby’s schedule, especially his naps.

  6. Great list of diaper essentials. I remember as a new mom checking and rechecking my bag before I stepped out just in case this is such a handy list to have not just on flight can be modified for everyday too!

  7. True travelling with an infant we need to be prepared a lot. If in case we miss something in the diaper bag I keep stuffs for the whole family in the car and every other thing will be in the car for safety starting from the diaper to dress to hand sanitizer etc. Have come up with a list on my blog you can go through that when you are free

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