Let the Experts Help You with Baby Travel and Packing Hacks
Baby Travel Hacks and Packing Tips
The first step of any trip is, of course, booking it! After the destination has been chosen, you have to figure out what on earth to pack. Packing for yourself is one thing. As adults we know how to get by if we forget something. Packing for your child or baby adds a whole new level of anxiety. The biggest stress for most parents is forgetting something essential and not being able to find it at the destination. From car seats, to baby carriers, to strollers, to luggage, let us help you ease that anxiety and get everything essential packed for your trip!
Packing can be an extremely stressful experience when you aren’t sure what you will need or what will come in handy. A packing list can be essential to ensure you have every item you will need, and to make sure you don’t bring anything extra that you won’t use or will just take up room. (We know how crucial every last bit of space is!) We have made handy packing lists for you that can help guide you and hopefully take a little bit of the burden off of you!
Have you decided if you will bring a stroller, a baby carrier or maybe both? There are some pretty incredible strollers out there these days that make traveling with baby a breeze. Between the ones that can fold up into the overhead bin, the ones that double as both a carseat and stroller, and the ones with off-roading maneuverability, the options are endless! Baby carrying is a very popular option; usually carriers are easy to fold into luggage and allow you to keep your hands free. Traveling with a carseat? We have some great information for you regarding safety and rules for airline use. A carry-on is just as crucial as the main luggage, so make sure to prioritize your choice of carry-on luggage!
When flying you won’t have the opportunity to pull off at the next exit and grab whatever you need. Be sure to bring extra diapers, changes of clothes (for both baby/kid and you!) and extra formula if needed. Not sure how much extra to bring? Check out our article on packing a carry-on and be comfortable knowing you are ready for anything! Entertaining the little ones is also important, so we have some great options for depending on your child’s age and interests!
Is there something that you think you will need only occasionally, or for only certain parts of the trip? Baby gear rental is a very popular new trend. It can also help to ease some of your stress once you know that you don’t need to pack everything. We partnered with goBaby – see if their rentals are in a city you will be visiting! The most important packing and travel hack we can give you, however, is to relax (we know, easier said than done). If you are relaxed and confident, your child will be as well. That will make for an amazing family vacation with memories that last a lifetime! Bon Voyage!