i-Safe Universal stroller holder, a large black-bag, slightly akin to a body bag! It was great and I stashed quite a few things in there along the way but really it was too big and cumbersome as I had to have it with me up until boarding so was a bit of a pain. That said, it hid our winter coats, pack of nappies, a teddy-bear gift given on route, the sunshade, mosquito net and pram fan…. So while very useful, I wouldn’t take it again. It also meant the pram was mistaken for luggage and in Singapore didn’t arrive to the gate. Luckily, they have airport prams at the Singapore airport, as we had a three hour wait and I couldn’t have carried Amelia for that long.
Hand luggage back-pack always had all her formula and food, change of clothes for both of us, meds bag, sleep-suit, Grobag and blanket for her, toiletries and kindle for me (which I didn’t look at once on any of the flights!).
Nappy bag – Pacapod bag, one nappies pod, one food pod which always had three made up bottles and a few snacks and all her toys in another section.
- A really useful toy tip, for us anyway, was the rubber letters/numbers you can get for the bath. I grabbed a few of these and they were about the best toy I had for her! Lots of different shapes, colours, she can chew them to her hearts content…I highly recommend it.
I didn’t take a carseat – I held Amelia on my lap in Bali, Sydney was all public transport or taxis with carseats and I hired a car in LA with a carseat. I also didn’t take a sling for Amelia as I’ve had back problems since the pregnancy.