5 Items You Need When Traveling with a Baby
Traveling takes on a whole different meaning when you have a baby. You would never think that
someone so small would need so many things to take a vacation! Sometimes it feels as though
they need more things than you do!
With so many things on your mind to bring along, you may forget some everyday items that you
have at your fingertips at home. While you take these items for granted at home, you may be
freaking out if you don’t have them when you’re away, especially if you’re in a foreign country.
If you’re traveling with your baby soon, be sure to take along these 5 items to make the trip a
better one for everyone!
5 Items You Don’t Want to Forget When Traveling with Your Baby
You probably have a baby thermometer conveniently stashed in one of your medicine cabinets
at home. But, what happens when you’re on vacation and in the middle of the night, your baby
starts crying and feels a little warm to you? You start to wonder if he has a fever. If you don’t
have a baby thermometer at your disposal, you’re going to be up worrying all night.
Baby thermometers won’t take up a lot of room in your suitcase and are a must when you’re
traveling with your baby. Depending on where you are, you could run out and buy one. But
that’s likely not going to happen if it’s the middle of the night and you’re stuck in a hotel room.
If your baby does spike a fever or get sick when you’re away, you’re going to want some over-
the-counter medicine with you. Baby Tylenol or Motrin are usually the best things to have with
you when you’re traveling. Benadryl is always a good idea too. While you don’t have to take the
entire medicine cabinet, having some staples can help you and especially your baby feel better.
Again, these items don’t take up a lot of space but can often be left behind in the hustle and
bustle of packing.
Of course, if your baby takes any prescription medicines, you’ll want to have enough for when
you’re going to be away.
Another item you don’t want to forget at home is a baby carrier, especially if you’re going to be
doing a lot of sightseeing. While you may always have your baby carrier at your fingertips at
home, you may forget it.
If you’re traveling by plane, one of the best ways to remember your baby carrier is to use it at
the airport. This can make getting through the airport a little easier because your hands will be
free. Plus, it will make your baby happy to be closer to you in unfamiliar surroundings.
If you’re traveling by car or train, leave it near your bag the night before you leave so you
hopefully won’t leave it behind.
At home, your baby monitor is probably your BFF. You can keep an eye on your baby when
they’re sleeping or in the playpen at home while you’re doing something else. But, what
happens when you’re away?
While you’re not going to leave your baby in the hotel room, if you’re staying at someone’s
home during your vacation, you can use a baby monitor just as you would at your home. It can
really come in handy when your baby goes to sleep early and you’re awake visiting with friends
and family. You don’t have to keep going in to check on your baby when you have your baby
Depending on the type of monitor you have, be sure to bring batteries if needed or any special
adapters if you’re traveling abroad. Having your baby monitor with you and not being able to use
it may be worse than forgetting it at home!
Let’s face it; some hotel bathtubs are gross. You don’t want to take a bath in it and you definitely
don’t want to give your baby a bath in it. This is why you’ll want to bring an inflatable tub along
with you. You know it’s clean because it’s yours which is a plus. Also, it’s not going to take up a
lot of room in your luggage. Bringing an inflatable bathtub with you just makes sense, especially
if you’re not sure how clean the hotel’s tub is going to be.
Don’t Forget the Basics
While you’re busy trying to remember all of the not-so-obvious things to bring along while
traveling, you don’t want to forget the basics. This includes:
- Diapers (lots and lots of diapers!)
- Bottles (at least 2)
- Baby wipes
- Baby formula
With all of these items, bring more than you would normally use at home. You don’t want to be
left scrounging around for the basics. When you’re packing your formula, be sure to order all that you’re going to need from OrganicBabyFormula.com. We have organic formula for all of your baby’s stages from Holle, HiPP, and
One last thing…don’t forget to have a good time! Bon Voyage!