Travel with baby - Checklist
22, Feb 2022
Your baby can be a great traveling companion. However, it is amazing the amount of things that you need to carry with you to keep him comfortable and happy.
Travel with a baby – checklist are interconnected concepts, as there are many items needed to take with you and your baby on vacation.
Travel with baby – checklist
So, here there are several lists of items you need to take with you and with your baby on vacation:
Car seatIndispensable for safe travel by car, plane, train or bus. Mandatory by law to travel in a private car (Article 55 of the Highway Code).
StrollerDepending on your holiday destination you may need an all-terrain stroller for walks by the most difficult paths or uneven surfaces, or a collapsible lightweight trolley to the city.
To transport your baby easily, especially in busy airports, train stations or cities.
BlanketUseful on the trip to increase comfort and protect your baby.
BreastfeedingBring a shawl or a soft tissue to give you and your baby some privacy when you are breastfeeding in places with many people, such as during the flight. If you want to extract milk during the holidays take a milk extractor.
BottleIf you want to feed the baby with milk previously extracted or with formula bring enough for the trip. It might be interesting to take sufficient amount for the entire holiday period, so you don’t have to worry if it is available at your destination. Must carry enough formula, bottles, teats, sterilizing equipment and a bottle warmer.
MealsLightweight bottles or containers of homemade foods or pre-prepared foods. If you are going to fly, the restrictions do not apply to baby food and drinks, so take the opportunity to carry more than you think it will be necessary for the trip.
SnacksLight and in abundance. Depending on what your baby will eat, good options may include boxes of raisins, crackers, fruit bars and cheese.
Other equipmentLightweight bibs, cups, spoons and cleaning supplies, as well as a plastic bag for dirty items.
Clothes and nappies
Fresh clothesPut in the long sleeves and long pants or dresses to keep your baby protected from the Sun.
Warm clothesEven hot countries can suddenly lose the heat at the end of the day.
HatsA hat with a wide brim to protect the face and neck of the baby if it is to warm destinations. Or a woolen hat to keep your baby warm if it is to cold.
Many outfitsConsider two complete sets for each day.
Diapers and diaper-changing equipmentBring diapers for the entire trip, if you are concerned about the possibility of purchasing them at your destination (calculate the number of days of travel and multiply by 4. This amount should be sufficient, although if it runs out is not too severe. The diapers are usually available in all the world, so the extra space in your suitcase can be used for other items harder to find). And don’t forget the cream diaper change, diaper rash cream, diaper bags, and wipes.
Bedding and bath
Bathtub or universal shower Cap fitting into any drain, useful to transform a shower or bath to baby’s bath.
SocksTo close the taps if you wash your baby in sink.
Personal hygiene productsSponge, shampoo, shower gel and moisturizing milk.
BlanketsTake enough blankets for your baby, including his usual sleeping bag if you normally use one.
PajamasTake a few pairs.
Useful for night feedings and diaper changes.
Unless you hire a travel bed or reserve an accommodation that includes one, the baby will sleep with him.
PassportsFor all who travel, including the baby.
First aid KitWith all the essential first aid products for you and your baby. Includes useful telephone numbers in the kit, such as who to contact in your accommodation and an emergency number.
SunscreenUse a sunscreen at least 15 factor and apply a generous amount on your baby. If your baby has less than six months, keep it out of the Sun completely.
Diapers for waterCan be difficult to find abroad.
Useful if your baby is sleeping inside the house, while you enjoy the evening on the terrace.
Black-out travel curtainsUseful for blocking sunlight if your baby takes a napp during the day.
Very useful if you are concerned with doors to balconies or swimming pools, or if you have to put the baby in adult beds.
Electrical outlet adapterThe adapter allows you to connect your equipment abroad.
CameraTo capture the wonderful memories of your family vacation!