Travel with your baby may feel daunting but with a bit of organisation and planning it can be very rewarding. Here are some tips for what to take when traveling with baby:
Just because your family is young is no reason to stop travelling! Travel with a baby or toddler entails organisation, that’s for sure, but as the equipment available today is so great, it makes that trip so much easier: baby backpacks, lightweight buggies, pop up travel cots, baby sunglasses …
#1. Lightweight Sleeping Bag
Babies’ temperatures need to be controlled, a lightweight sleeping bag is highly recommended for warmer climates and you should consider a 1 tog or 0.5 tog.
#2. Fitted Baby Sheet
If the hotel/apartments are providing a travel cot, always bring a fitted sheet with you as hotels often use a bigger sheet around the mattress, which can lead to the baby wrapping itself in the sheet.
#3. Black out Blind
This is the miracle product for any family travelling. You can keep that early morning sunshine out of your room everyone will get a longer night’s sleep.
Out and about/Beach
#4. Sun Hat and Sun Protection Clothes
Babies need to be fully clothed when in sunny climes, you need to ensure they wear a hat all the time and sun protection clothing on the beach or at the pool.
#5. Sun Cream
All exposed areas need to be covered in sun cream minimum 50+, but ideally a baby will not spend too much time in the sun.
#6. Swim Ring
Cooling down in the pool with Mum and Dad is safe and fun for all with a trainer seat swim ring.
The hood on most prams is not sufficient to keep the sun fully off the baby, so don’t leave home without a Sunshade (modern day effective parasol). The Rayshade is highly recommended.
#8. Lightweight Fold Up Buggy
Don’t take your big travel system, take a lightweight fold up buggy, this can be left quickly at gates or by the airplane steps and thrown into the back of your hire car easily too.
#9. Bag for Car Seat/Buggy
Use a Car Seat bag so your car seat doesn’t get damaged during transit. You might also consider a Buggy bag to prevent your buggy from being damaged during transit, so just take it to the door of the plane and put the buggy into the bag.
#10. Baby Carrier
A Baby Carrier is handy to keep your arms free when travelling through the airport and give the baby comfort when boarding and disembarking the plane.