Tips On Packing When Travelling with a Baby

Tips On Packing When Travelling with a Baby

Your holiday is planned, and since it’s your first time travelling with a baby, you want to ensure you pack everything you need. But, where should you start? Is there a list Mums and Dads should know about, or should you simply just pack everything – changing table included! We totally understand how overwhelming it can be to leave the house to go shopping, let alone to go on holiday. That’s why we’ve created this helpful guide containing tips on what to pack when taking your baby away on holiday.

What To Pack For Baby When Travelling

What to Pack When Travelling with a Baby

While there is no magic list, we can give you some great advice on the things you do and won’t need when travelling with an infant. A way to look at it is, if you wouldn’t normally use it, you don’t need to pack it. To help you fill up your suitcase or car boot, here are some suggestions on what to pack:

  • Car seat – a no-brainer if you’re heading away by car. If you’re flying, airlines will often check it in the luggage hold for free.
  • Stroller – you may not have the room for your full stroller, but a light-weight version will be worth its weight in gold.
  • Sling or baby carrier – if you’re baby is young, you may be able to use a sling or a baby carrier instead of a stroller.
  • Nappies – there’s a 100% chance that poo and wee are going to happen. While disposables work well when you haven’t got the facilities to store them (smell-free) for hours, it’s still perfectly fine to take cloth nappies away on holiday with you. Check what laundry facilities are available first though!
  • Formula and food – take enough formula for your trip and the first day. You’ll be able to purchase it when you arrive at your destination (unless your baby is on a special diet). Likewise, with baby food, you can organise more upon arrival.
  • Clothing – if you are unsure about the laundry facilities you’ll have available, you’ll need to pack extra clothing. As it is, you’ll need plenty of outfits which can be layered depending on the weather.
  • Pacifiers and toys – don’t forget the special dummy or cuddly toy your baby loves. Bedtime can become more of a nightmare when you’re away, especially if you’ve not brought their dummy!
  • Travel cot – if you can’t arrange to hire one at your destination, you’ll need to bring one with you. Don’t forget bedding – though a baby sleeping bag would be perfect for this.
  • First aid kit – paracetamol and other medicine, sticking plasters, nappy rash cream, teething gel, thermometer, and sunscreen will always be useful.

Having a selection of cloths or flats in your hand luggage or bag is also a great idea. Used for anything from spills through to being a lightweight blanket, they’re one of the handiest things you can bring when travelling with a baby! Have a great trip – and good luck!


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