Traveling With A Baby – Checklist of Must-Haves!

Traveling with a baby and making sure he/she is comfortable and happy is a lot of work!
To help you out, we’ve compiled a checklist you can refer to when packing. It contains all the essential things to have in your hand luggage when traveling with a baby.

What to pack in your diaper bag?

The usual stuff:

  • Diapers (what the bag is for!)
  • Water (in most airports, water is permitted when passing security when the child is less than 2 years old)
  • Bottles
  • Milk
  • Pacifiers
  • Wipes for baby
  • A nappy cream, if you’re using it

And some extras for travel:

  • Antibacterial wipes for sanitizing the tray, the TV, the changing table, your hands, etc. (we love Milton!)
  • A blanket (2 blankets are even better!)
  • Snacks like biscuits or Hippis
  • Food (jars, or food that can be left outside the fridge)
  • Changes of clothes for baby (ideally, 2 onesies, 2 bottoms, 2 t-shirts/sweaters, and a thin hoodie)
  • Extra socks
  • Teether
  • Change of clothes for you (because, you know…)
  • Favorite toys
  • Favorite books
  • A new toy to engage and entertain!

What stroller? If you travel a lot, a BabyZen Yo-Yo stroller (or similar) gets many moms’ vote. It’s compact, light, and you can take it into the airplane cabin. Being able to keep your buggy with you can be a lifesaver, especially if you’re changing flights. The Yo-Yo isn’t cheap, but for the frequent traveller we think it’s a good investment.

If you’re a baby-wearer, take your sling in your hand luggage. You can wear it on the plane as you endlessly walk up and down the aisle, shushing your baby to sleep.


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