What to Take When Traveling with Baby

Jill Holtz

December 27, 2014

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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.

#7. Sunshade

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.

You might also enjoy reading Traveling with Baby Made Easy and Tips for Travel with a Toddler

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Published On: December 27th, 2014 / Categories: Travel / Last Updated: November 20th, 2022 / Tags: /

About the Author: Jill Holtz

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Jill is one of the co-founders of Mykidstime and a mum of 2 girls

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