For a lot of our customers this summer is the first time they will be travelling with a newborn. So being as helpful as ever we've decided to list to your our best #parenthack advice for travelling this summer.
What to pack may seem obvious? But here's the essentials:
One for each hour you'll be in transit, plus extras in case of delays
- Pad to put under your baby during nappy changes
You can buy disposable changing pads at supermarkets or reusable ones at baby stores.
Bring a few — you'll use them to lay your baby on, cover your baby, cover yourself if you're nursing, protect your clothes from messy burps, shade your baby, and more
- Plastic bags
Carry a variety of sizes for storing soiled nappies, clothes, and blankets.
- Rash cream
- Small bottles of disinfecting hand gel, baby wash, and baby lotion
- Extra Dummies (if your baby uses one)
- A few of your baby's favorite toys
- Clothes, socks, and booties or shoes
One to two outfits per day is a good guideline.
- Washable bibs
- Sun hat
- Lightweight plastic feeding set with utensils, and baby food
If your baby's eating solid foods
- Formula, water, and juice if appropriate
- Extra bottles, teats, and sippy cups if appropriate
- Energy-boosting snacks for you to munch on
- Breast pump (if you use one)
So you can keep the room lighting soothingly low during middle-of-the-night nappy changes
- First-aid kit
Baby pain reliever and supplies for treating minor injuries
- Sling or front carrier
Lightweight, hands-free way to keep your baby close in crowded places like airports
- Portable crib or play yard
A safe place for your baby to sleep or play
- Inflatable baby bathtub
Can make bath time easier at your destination.
- Car seat for safer travel by car or plane
- Collapsible stroller pram
Can be gate-checked or stored in the overhead bin of an airplane.
- Pack each of your baby's outfits in its own zipped plastic bag so you don't have to hunt around for tiny socks, shirts, and so on.
- Take a clip-on reading light so you can read without disturbing your baby.
- Take the phone number for your baby's healthcare provider in case you have questions while you're on the road.
- Designate a baby changing area.
- Unpack as soon as you get there!!
- Pack an extension cable
- Roll clothes don't fold them
- Keep something to suck on to protect their ears from take off & landing