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Travel Mamas Packing List for Babies and Toddlers

by Colleen Lanin


Travel Mamas Packing List for Babies and Toddlers

What you need to pack when vacationing with a baby or toddler.

 

Clothing/Accessories

 

  • Dressy Outfit
  • Casual Outfits
  • Jacket
  • Sweater
  • Underwear
  • Socks
  • Pajamas (2 Per Baby)
  • Work Out Clothes
  • Swimsuit (1 – 2 Per Person)
  • Swim Cover-Up
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunhat
  • Work Out/Walking Shoes
  • Sandals
  • Fancy Shoes
  • Boots for Cold Weather
  • Purse
  • Jewelry
  • Watch
  • Barretts/Pony Tail Holders
  • Umbrella
  • Beach Bag

 

Feeding

 

  • Breast Pump & Accessories
  • Baby Bottles
  • Baby Bottle Brush
  • Dish Soap
  • Powdered Formula
  • Snacks
  • Baby Spoons
  • Baby Cereal
  • Baby Bowls for Cereal
  • Baby Food
  • Sippy Cups
  • Burp Cloths
  • Bibs

 

Toiletries/Bath

 

  • Soap (Don’t Forget Baby Soap!)
  • Shampoo (And Baby Shampoo!)
  • Conditioner
  • Inflatable Baby Tub
  • Make-Up Bag/Shaving Kit
  • Hair Products (Gel, Detangler, etc.)
  • Comb or Brush
  • Sunblock
  • Prescription Glasses
  • Contact Lenses & Accessories
  • Baby Bath Towel
  • Bath Toys
  • Lip Balm with SPF
  • Tooth Brush
  • Tooth Paste
  • Toilet Paper On the Go (Foreign Trips)
  • Tampons/Maxi-Pads
  • Birth Control
  • Hair Dryer (Often Provided)

 

Entertainment

 

 

  • Magazines
  • Books
  • Book Light
  • Lovey/Blankie/Stuffed Animal/Doll
  • Toys
  • Coloring Book
  • Crayons or Washable Markers
  • Video Player
  • DVD’s
  • Tour Guide Books
  • Beach Towels (Often Provided)
  • Cards/Travel Board Games
  • Notepad & Pen

 

Technology

 

  • Cell Phone
  • Cell Phone Charger
  • Camera
  • Extra Camera Battery or Charger
  • Video Camera
  • Video Camera Charger
  • Blank Disks for Video Camera
  • Walkie-Talkies (Foreign Travel/Cruises)
  • Small Flashlight
  • Batteries
  • Outlet Adapter (Foreign Travel)
  • Multi-Outlet Extension Cord

 

Diapering (In Addition to Diaper Bag)

 

  • Disposable Changing Pads
  • Diaper Cream
  • Box of Wipes
  • Pull-Ups
  • Diapers (What You Need + More!)
  • Travel Potty (For Road Trips)
  • Sealable Plastic Bags for Diapers
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Disposable Swim Diapers

 

Baby Gear

 

  • Stroller
  • Baby Carrier (Baby Bjorn or Sling)
  • Baby Backpack
  • Car Seat (& Car Seat Base)
  • Inflatable Infant Pool (For Cruises)
  • Teething Ring
  • Pacifiers & Pacifier Hooks
  • Baby Monitor (Both Pieces)

 

Bedding

 

  • Travel Crib
  • Travel Crib Sheets (2)
  • Crib Blankets (2) for Older Babies
  • Wearable or Swaddle Blanket for Baby
  • Breathable Blanket for Shading Stroller

 

Medicine (Check with Doctor First)

 

  • Constipation Medication (Ex: Miralax)
  • Ibuprofin
  • Acetaminaphen
  • Cold Medicine
  • Tummy Medicine
  • Teething Medicine or Topical Gel
  • Anti-Diarrheal Medicine
  • Motion Sickness Medicine
  • Adult Sleeping Pills or Melatonin
  • Adult Decongestants
  • Prescription Medicines
  • Birth Control Pills
  • Baby Nasal Saline Drops
  • Baby’s Blue Bulb for Nose
  • Thermometer
  • Asthma Inhaler

 

Miscellaneous

 

  • Laundry Soap
  • Quarters for Laundry
  • Ear Plugs
  • Lint Roller
  • Outlet Converter (For Foreign Travel)
  • ID/Passport
  • Tickets/Confirmations/Coupons

 

 

 

Travel Mamas Airplane Carry-On Kit for Babies and Toddlers

 

 

Some people will tell you to pack light. These people do not have young children. You may have a lot to lug with you, but you’ll thank us at 30,000 miles in the air! Depending on your child’s age and needs, you may not need all of the items listed.

 

 

 

  • Car seat (Even if not booking a seat for baby; it can be gate checked) and/or CARES Restraint from kidsflysafe.com for children who weigh 22-44 pounds
  • Stroller (It can be gate-checked too)
  • Diapers (Enough to make it through the flight, plus 3 – 6 extra)
  • Diaper Cream (Tube must be smaller than 4 ounces due to airline regulations)
  • Diaper Wipes
  • Changing Pad (Disposable pads are great!)
  • Change of Clothes for Baby (And maybe one for you)
  • Plastic Bags for Soiled Diapers (Barf bags can be used for this as well)
  • Bottles (Enough to make it through the flight, plus 2 – 3 extra)
  • Nursing Cover-Up (Like one from www.bebeaulait.com)
  • Pacifiers (Plenty of ’em stuffed in more than one bag to make retrieval easy)
  • Powdered Formula (Pre-measured into a plastic container with serving dividers)
  • Healthy Snacks
  • “Forbidden” Snacks
  • No-Spill Snack Container
  • A Sippy-Cup
  • Bib (Plastic-coated so it is easily wiped clean)
  • Baby Spoon
  • Baby Fork
  • Baby Food (In plastic containers – twice as much as you think you will need)
  • Baby Medications (Ibuprofen for sore ears and anything else baby may need – must be 4 oz. or smaller)
  • Nose Aspirator (The blue booger-bulb for infants)
  • Digital Armpit Thermometer (Compact and discreet method of checking for fever)
  • Travel DVD player or Video iPod and Plenty of Kid Movies (And a couple “grown-up” movies for you in case the baby actually sleeps!)
  • 3 – 9 Favorite Books (Depending on the length of the flight)
  • 1 – 2 New Books
  • 1 – 2 Favorite Small Toys
  • Cuddle Object (Favorite blankie or stuffed toy)
  • 2 – 6 New Small Toys (You can gift wrap these for older toddlers to buy some time)
  • Pack of Fat Crayons or Washable Markers and a Coloring Book
  • Stickers
  • Flash Cards, Lacing Cards or Other Compact Activity (For older toddlers)

 

 

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