A list of items for travelling with baby

Are you a first time parent and ready to start travelling with your baby? Did you know that most airlines will let a baby on an aeroplane at just 2 days old, so you can start travelling relatively soon. If you are still a bit unsure, just remember that if your baby starts becoming too settled in her own surroundings, she may be quite a handful to travel with later on. So a good time to go on holiday for the first time would be when your baby is between 2 days and 3 months old.

 

So what will you need to pack?

Gear:

  • Car seat
  • Travel cot
  • Stroller
  • Baby Sling
  • Blanket – for travelling (to be warm and comfortable)
  • Baby monitor
  • Toys and books
  • Night light

Feeding:

  • Milk for the trip – if you are breastfeeding
    and are uncomfortable doing so in public, you can pump the milk in advance and it will be safe to drink for 24 hours if it is kept cool on ice. If you plan on bottle feeding for the first time, try to practice this for a few days at home before the trip so as not to make your baby uneasy
  • Food – home prepared meals in jars or tubs are better for baby, as it is familiar food
  • Feeding equipment – bottles and nipples, bibs, spoons, a plastic bag for rubbish, and sterilising equipment

Changing:

  • Nappies
  • Wipes (which should be kept handy for those sticky situations)
  • Bum cream and powder
  • Scented nappy bags

Clothes:

  • Warm and cool clothes
  • Hats
  • Shoes
  • Pyjamas
  • Swimwear, as well as swim nappies

Toiletries:

  • Baby soap, shampoo, and body lotion
  • Sponge and face cloth
  • Nail clippers
  • Sunscreen
  • Tissues
  • Towels

Other stuff to remember: