Are you planning a trip with your baby?
This list will help you pack your diaper bag, so you have everything you need for traveling with a baby.
What To Pack In A Diaper Bag For Traveling
- Antibacterial wipes to wipe down chairs, arm rests, and tray tables.
- Baby wipes, for obvious reasons. 🙂
- A surplus of diapers, because you just never know when to expect a blow-out.
- An extra outfit (or 2!). Make sure they provide enough coverage to cover your baby for both warmth and germs. I also like to pack an extra pair of socks and a jacket, just in case the airplane gets cold.
- Blankets. I like to bring both a muslin blanket and a warm blanket. The warm blanket to keep your baby warm and a muslin blanket to lay baby on for changing diapers.
- Bottle and pacifier wipes. I like these because it’s near impossible to rinse your pacifiers/bottles on a plane.
What To Pack For Feeding Traveling Babies
- Bring bottled water for preparing baby bottles. DO NOT USE THE AIRPLANE SINK WATER FOR BOTTLES! You always need to bring your own.
- Fill a thermos with hot water to mix with the cold water in your water bottles. This will ensure a warm bottle of formula for your baby.
- Stackable formula containers. Pre-measured formula will make things quick and easy. I always pack more formula than I think I’ll need just in case.
- If you are breast feeding mother, DO NOT FORGET YOUR BREAST PUMP along with its attachments and clean bottles to transfer breast milk into. You can also bring pre-pumped breast milk, but it may need to go through additional screening at the airport.
Packing For Traveling Toddlers
- Snacks, snacks and more snacks! Make sure you pack plenty of healthy snacks for both you and your toddler.
- Sippy cups to transfer juice into to reduce spills.
- Phone or mobile devices. Download your child’s favorite movies/cartoons because distractions always help.
One more suggestion for traveling with toddlers. Go to a discount store and buy several trinkets (make sure they can’t swallow them) and individually wrap them. Give your toddler a present every time they start to get bored to reduce outbursts. Bribery works. 🙂
Stacie — Mom of Audrey