To help you get started, we’ve compiled a list of the best baby product vacation must-haves that will make packing for your next trip a breeze. Whether you’re going on a road trip or renting a beach cottage a few hours away, you’ll need an arsenal of baby-proof equipment to make the journey smooth and enjoyable. These are the 6 things you don’t want to forget to bring with you!
Let’s begin with something simple. How many clothes do you think you’ll need? Of course, this is dependent on whether you intend to do laundry. We usually stay at Airbnb for at least part of our trips with a baby, and we always make sure they have a washing machine.
Alternatively, you may always stop by a laundromat during your vacation for a few hours or get it done at the hotel if they have laundry service. We usually take 3-4 days of clothing with us. Don’t forget to bring two pairs of pajamas — one for warmer weather and one for chilly weather.
Consider how much formula you’ll need; expect your infant to consume more formula than usual if you are going to a much hot region than your own. We hadn’t anticipated this on our first vacation, and we were taken aback by how much our daughter endured! When it’s hot outside, infants, like adults, need to remain hydrated.
Only use clean, safe drinking water to combine the recipe. Only use sealed bottled water purchased from legitimate shops if you visit someplace without potable water (not from roadside vendors).
#3. Sippy Cups/Bottles
Bring enough to last the whole day and one extra. You won’t need to bring several days’ worth of bottles or sippy cups since you’ll be returning to the hotel at the end of each day. What about disinfecting and cleaning them? Simply wash them by hand with soap and water if you’re visiting someplace with clean drinking water.
#4. Wipes & Diapers
Unlike formula, diapers and wipes are always readily available wherever you go. Bring a modest backpack — it’ll be enough for the plane travel and the first few days. It requires a little more planning for cloth diaper households. We pack our cloth diapers (although we supplement with a few disposables to keep things flexible).
#5. Toothpaste & Toothbrush
Skip this if your baby is still on a liquid diet. I will avoid this if you’re at the “we only have three teeth that we clean once in a while” stage. However, bring this along if your kid has teeth and you clean them frequently at home. Sharing toothpaste is one of the ways we minimize the total packing weight. We all use baby toothpaste when traveling since infants don’t like adult toothpaste.
#6. Baby Carrier
This is especially important if you’re traveling someplace that isn’t stroller-friendly, but I’d say it’s as important if you’re taking your stroller. There will always be occasions when having a stroller is difficult when traveling. If you’re going overseas, bear in mind that much of the globe isn’t stroller-accessible in the same manner we are used to in the United States.
If you never babywear at home, it may take some getting used to, but it will be worth it when you have a convenient method to transport baby about on your vacation.