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Packing Checklist for Traveling with a Baby


traveling with babyPacking for yourself is hard enough, but add in a baby, and that’s when things get tricky. I am always forgetting something when I’m packing for the boys. I forgot my own toothbrush and some things for Baby Brother a few weeks ago when I went on a trip.  I have compiled a helpful packing checklist for the next time you travel with a baby so you will not forget the important things that will make your trip easier and help everyone to sleep better!

  • Lotion
  • Baby soap
  • Clothes – at least two outfits per day
  • Pajamas
  • Socks and shoes
  • Bibs
  • Sound machine to help baby (and you!) sleep well in the hotel room
  • Blankets
  • Crib sheets for the hotel crib
  • Pack n Play
  • Toys
  • Diaper changing pad
  • Foam bumpers for co-sleeping – (always be prepared or Baby to not like his new surroundings.  I suggest having a plan B (and C!) for sleeping arrangements.)
  • Comfort items like loveys, dolls, or stuffed animals
  • Food, formula, bottles, breast pump, spoons, bowls, etc
  • Pacifiers
  • Travel baby seat for feeding or just sitting in the room 
  • Two diaper bags
  • Nighlight
  • Baby carrier
  • Stroller
  • Medicines, diaper rash cream, thermometer, etc –  just in case 
  • Hat and sunglasses (and a natural sunscreen if baby is over 6 months old)
  • Tissues, plastic bags, and disinfectant wipes
  • Diapers 
  • Wipes

If you are planning one last hurrah this summer, remember to stock up for your trip!

Do you have anything to add to this checklist that is essential for traveling with a baby?

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Jenn L

Monday 18th of August 2014

This is a great list!  Packign for a baby or toddler can be SO daunting.

I totally just picked up a huge pack of Huggies at Costco for my 2 year old literally the week before we started potty training.  I'm not too bummed, though, because I can save them for baby #5 that's due in November. :)  We love Huggies and rarely use anything else.  They're really the best, and the price at Costco is awesome - just as inexpensive as generic for excellent quality.


Sunday 17th of August 2014

This is a fabulous list! Packing for a trip with a baby can be so stressful!

We used Huggies on both kids when they were newborns.

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