Baby Travel

Tips for Baby Travel: A Guide to Making Your Trip With Baby Easier

Having a baby is a life-changing event. It’s also a lot of work, and being on the road with your little family can be exhausting. Gone are the days of long, luxurious trips for you and your partner, but that doesn’t mean your moments away from home need to feel austere.

Traveling Alone With Baby

 

One of the most common questions new moms have is how they will manage to travel alone with their baby. It sounds daunting, but it doesn’t have to be! You can find ways to keep your vacation exciting and enjoyable for you and your little family. One great idea is to bring a friend with you who wants to travel too they’ll be there to help you out with your baby while you’re both exploring the area.

 

The same thing applies if you don’t know anyone who wants to go on vacation with you. This can be simple if you are traveling within close range of friends or family members, but if not, consider hiring a local sitter. A local sitter will likely be cheaper than an agency or service, which means more money for your actual vacation!

 

What to Pack for Baby Travel

 

  • Bring food that won’t spoil easily like nuts and dried fruits or bring items like cereal and oatmeal in resealable containers
  • Pack light: you’ll need space for all the things you’ll be bringing back from your trip
  • Book a room with two beds for more sleep time
  • And remember to pack diapers and wipes!

 

Tips for Parents of Babies

 

The best way to travel with a baby is by sticking close to home. But if you do want to take that trip and still keep your sanity, then here are some helpful tips:

  • Bring food that won’t spoil easily like nuts and dried fruits or bring items like cereal and oatmeal in resealable containers
  • Pack light: you’ll need space for all the things you’ll be bringing back from your trip
  • Book a room with two beds for more sleep time
  • And remember to pack diapers and wipes!

 

Bringing Baby Gear on the Road

If you don’t plan ahead, your vacation could become a nightmare. You may not be able to find items like diapers and wipes at your destination, which will make traveling with your baby hard. If you remember these essential items, it will make your trip much easier:

  • Diapers and wipes
  • Extra clothes for baby and mommy
  • Formula or breast milk in reusable bottles or containers
  • Snacks that don’t need refrigeration (think nuts and dried fruit)
  • Car seat: if you’re renting a car, check to see if they allow one in the backseat first
  • A travel stroller: these fold up small and are light to carry around

 

Tips for Sleeping

 

One of the most important aspects of traveling with a baby is making sure you have enough time to sleep. You and your partner may want to consider booking a room with two beds that can be pushed together for more sleep time. As a new parent, you’ll need as much rest as possible if you’re going to be co-parenting and caring for your infant on the go.

If your baby is old enough to sleep through the night (around six months or later), you may want to pack light and only bring necessities like diapers and wipes. This way, you’ll save on space which will allow you to bring back items from your trip.

 

If your baby is younger than six months of age, make sure to pack enough food that won’t spoil on the road and isn’t heavy. This includes nuts and dried fruits or cereal and oatmeal in resealable containers. You may want to pack an extra outfit for them just in case they get dirty while eating or sleeping during travel time. And don’t forget about bringing some toys along!

 

Bring a Sound Machine

One of the most important items to pack when traveling with a baby is a sound machine. This will help your little one sleep, and can even drown out any unwanted noise from outside. We recommend this Baby Shusher for traveling purposes because it’s small and lightweight and fits perfectly in your bag or diaper bag.

 

Bring a Portable Crib or Playpen

When you’re traveling, the last thing you want to do is be packing up your whole house. It can be difficult enough to pack for yourself, not to mention packing everything your little one might need. Plus, there are probably a lot of things you’ll need that you won’t have on hand. The best thing you can do is bring a portable crib or playpen so that your little one has their own space while traveling. This way, they’ll have somewhere safe and comfortable to sleep when they get tired of being in the car or train.

 

Bring a Travel Bed

A travel bed is good to have for when you’re staying away from home. This is also an easy solution if you need to go anywhere with your baby and don’t want to bring your crib. A travel bed can be used as a playpen, for naps, or as a bed at night. It’s typically made of mesh fabric that folds up into a compact bag making it easy for storage and portability.

Wrap Up

It can be challenging to travel with a baby, but that doesn’t mean it’s impossible. By following these simple tips for traveling with a baby, you’ll be well on your way to ensuring your trip is easy and enjoyable.