If you plan on doing any traveling with your baby, you will want to have several things with you to make your trip easier. Nothing can make your trip worse than finding out you have left something at your home or in your car once you get to your destination.

1. Baby Carrier

You will want to make sure that you have a baby carrier with you at all times. There will be situations where you are going to need to be hands-free, and having the right kind of baby carrier is imperative. You can choose a front or back baby carrier. There are many kinds out there, so you will need to take your time to find the right fit for you and your baby.

2. Travel System

You will not be able to carry your baby at all times, even with a good baby carrier, so you will want to make sure that you find a good travel system. One with a stroller and detachable car seat will be the best option. You will want to make sure that you find one that fits in your vehicle well and will not be too troublesome to get out of your car and set up.

3. Nursing Cover

Do not forget to bring your nursing cover. Nursing covers are great for keeping baby’s feeding times private and keeping them feeling secure. If you do not have a nursing cover, they have many types of covers available, all in different patterns and designs.

4. Sunshade

If you are going on a long car trip, you will want to make sure that you have a sunshade to go on your car window. Having a sunshade will help keep the baby cool and out of the sunlight.

5. Stroller Hook

Getting a stroller hook is something that will help save your sanity. A stroller hook hooks onto your stroller allows you to hang toys, bags, and more off of your stroller. This can keep you organized and keep you from losing toys and important items.

6. Travel Cot

Unless you are going to a place that offers a crib, you will want to make sure that you have a portable travel cot or playpen for the baby to sleep in. There are many options out there, and you can find compact options if space is an issue.

7. Quality Diaper Bag

You will want to make sure that you find a quality diaper bag before going on any kind of trip. For example, if you are going on a camping trip, you can find a pink diaper bag backpack that will be good in the elements. You will also want to make sure that your diaper bag is big enough to hold all of the essentials, not just diapers.

8. Clothing Changes and Cloths

You will want to have several changes of clothes for your baby. However many you think you need, bring more. Your baby may have an accident and quickly go through several changes of clothes. You will also want to have extra burp cloths to help clean up any spit-up or accidents.

9. Feeding Essentials

Make sure you bring along anything necessary to feed your baby. If he or she is past breastfeeding age or will be going onto solid foods on your trip, make sure you bring those items.

10. Medications

You will want to make sure that you bring along any medications that your baby might need on the trip. Things like gas drops, pain medication, insect bite treatment, and sunscreen should all be packed. You should also have the number for the local hospital where you are going and your child’s pediatrician’s name as well. Packing all of these items will ensure that your trip with your baby is great.

By Erica Buteau

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