Our travel first aid kit includes everything you need to keep your baby safe and healthy on the go.
TRAVEL FIRST-AID KIDS FOR BABIES AND TODDLERS
We have been traveling with our baby since he was 8-weeks-old. We wanted to share some of the things that we always take with us. This baby travel first-aid kit includes everything you need for your little one while traveling.
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Before starting on our list, we wanted to include one of the essential items here. One thing we always have when we travel with our little guy is an emergency contact card.
We also recommend you keep an emergency contact card handy if something happens while we’re traveling. On this card, we have our names, phone numbers, our son’s name, our son’s allergies (peanuts), mother-in-law’s contact information (our emergency contact), and our travel insurance information.
Trust me; it’s better to have all of this information and not need it than to need it and not have it. We each keep a laminated card on our person, so it’s available if we ever need it.
WHAT’S IN OUR BABY TRAVEL FIRST AID KIT
Although our son is almost three years old, we’ve been using the same first-aid items since he was born.
There have been a few swaps since he’s gotten older, but most of the things that comprise our travel first-aid kit can be used for babies, toddlers, and even young kids up to five years old.
Without further ado, here is our travel first-aid kid for babies and toddlers.
Baby Travel First Aid Kit Quick Packing List
This is a quick list of everything that we have or used for our kids’ travel first aid kit. We included the specific brands we’ve purchased over the last 3 years since we’ve become a full-time travel family.
Keep in mind not everything on this list is essential for everyone. These are just the things we decided to pack in our kids’ travel first-aid kit for our baby, now a toddler.
Depending on where you are vacationing, you may not need everything on this list. Most of the items will be available, but we like to have our own, just in case things don’t go as plan.
Don’t Forget Travel Insurance
FIRST-AID SUPPLIES FOR SICK BABIES
My wife is always ready when it comes to our son. We always have everything he needs if he gets sick while we’re on the go.
These are the products that we have in our baby travel first-aid kid. I included the brands we used when our son was an infant, plus what we use now that he’s a toddler.
- 10-SECOND QUICK TEMP - Get a quick reading of baby’s temp in just 10 seconds
- 30-SECOND DOUBLE CHECK - Don’t second guess with this double check reading without reinserting
- USE THREE WAYS - Can be used orally, under the armpit or rectally
Having a reliable thermometer is essential when traveling with a baby. We like the FridaBaby True Temp Digital Thermometer for babies.
The best way to get an accurate temperature from your little one is orally or rectally, so this is the thermometer we used when our son was a baby.
Now that our son is older, getting his temperature is a wrestling match because he won’t sit still. We’ve transitioned to a forehead thermometer, which is easier to take our active two-year-old’s temperature.
- 1-fluid ounce bottle of Infants' Tylenol Oral Suspension Medicine with Dye-Free Cherry flavor to temporarily relieve minor aches and pains due to the common cold, flu, sore throat, toothache for your little one
- The infants' liquid pain reliever medicine also starts to reduce fever in as little as 15 minutes. Each 5-milliliter dose of the infants' medicine contains 160 milligrams of acetaminophen, a known pain reliever and fever reducer
- This dye-free baby pain & fever relief medicine comes in a kid-friendly cherry flavor that is gentle on little tummies and is formulated for children 2-3 years of age; for children 2 years and younger, consult a healthcare professional
We’ve always used Infant’s Tylenol whenever our son had a slight fever. Our pediatrician recommended Tylenol, so it’s what we’ve been using since our son was a baby.
Some parents use Infants’ Motrin, but that’s a personal choice. I say go for what works for your little one after consulting with a pediatrician.
Now that he’s over 2-years-old we’ve started using Children’s Motrin. We switched from Tylenol to Montrin because we didn’t have to fight our son to take it when he’s sick.
- Relieves runny, stuffy, dry or crusty noses and keeps baby's nose clear and moisturized
- Sterile saline mist flushes mucus from little noses
- Non-medicated relief that safely soothes
Little Remedies Nasal Mist is great for fleshing the mucus from your little one’s nose. Moisten your baby’s dry nose if you live in a dry climate.
This also helps relieve runny or stuffy noses. I prefer this to the saline drops, but either works.
- HYGIENIC: Disposable filters are clinically proven to prevent the transfer of mucus or bacterial germs to the snot sucker when clearing stuffy noses. Replace filter after every use.
- COMFORTABLE + NON-INVASIVE: NoseFrida creates a seal with the outside of the baby’s nostril for gentle snotsucking.
- DISHWASHER SAFE: The blue nasal tube, red mouthpiece, and filter cap are top-rack dishwasher safe for easy cleaning.
The NoseFrida is one of the best things ever invented for babies. This nasal aspirator makes it easy to clear mucus from your baby’s nose.
We still use this on our 2-year-old, and even though it’s a fight, it’s worth it. He always feels so much better after we suck out the mucus.
FridaBaby 3-in-1 Nose, Nail + Ear Picker
- FOUR DIFFERENT TIPS: All-in-one tool for your picking pleasure
- NOSE: Scoop out dry boogers & crusties
- NAIL: Clean under-nail nastiness
We didn’t use the FridaBaby 3-in-1 Nose, Nail + Ear Picker when our son was a baby because it’s new, but we’re definitely planning on using it for the next baby.
Our friends have been raving about this for the past 3-4 months. It’s too late to try to use it on our nearly 3-year-old son because he will put up a fight.
Sometimes you have to pick your battles, and this isn’t one we’re willing to fight.
- ALL DAY RELIEF: Whether your baby needs relief during the day or night, this twin pack offers unique formulas for each. Use the daytime tube on the go, and the nighttime formula with Chamomile for bedtime relief.
- FREE FROM: Cooling Gels are free from Benzocaine, as well as free from artificial colors, menthol, sugar, parabens, belladonna, sodium lauryl sulfate, gluten, and dairy.
- INSTANT COOLING: Provides an instant cooling sensation that soothes teething gums.
We used Orajel Baby when our son started teething, and it worked amazingly. Our son didn’t cry when his teeth came in.
We’d put on the daytime Orajel 2-3 times a day, then use the nighttime gel before putting him down for the night.
We still have a tube in his “medical bag” because the back of his gums was inflamed, and he’s been cranky. It still works, so here we are nearly three years later, and we’re still using baby Orajel.
Diaper Rash Cream
- Remedy Phytoplex Z-Guard Paste has a white petrolatum-based formulation which seals out wetness on irritated or denuded skin | Ideal for all ages and protects minor skin irritation associated with diaper rash
- Enhanced with zinc oxide, natural oils and Phytoplex, this diaper rash cream creates a substantial layer of nourishing protection
- Formulated without menthol that may cause discomfort to some people
Medline Remedy Phytoplex is the secret miracle diaper rash cream. We used Burt’s Bees until our son’s god mom (nurse) told us about this cream.
It’s magic when it comes to diaper rashes and sensitive skin. We used this when our son got a diaper rash from his swim diaper, and it worked miracles in 2-3 hours.
Our favorite diaper cream is Remedy Phytoplex Clear. It’s phenomenal at clearing diaper rashes or other skin issues.
- Quickly relieves tummy pain from excess gas from food or swallowing of air
- Gently works in minutes to relieve pain from excess gas
- Contains no alcohol, artificial dyes or parabens
Little Remedies Gas Relief Drops were a life-saver when our son was a newborn.
He was an easy baby that hardly cried, except when he wanted milk or had trapped gas. We used this along with the gas passer to help him get relief, and it worked every time.
Give your baby the drop, and then massage their stomach to help push the gas. After a massage, we’d insert the gas passer, and he’d pass gas along with having a massive poop, so have a diaper ready.
- 4-fluid ounces of Children’s Benadryl Allergy Liquid in cherry flavor is specially formulated to provide temporary relief of allergy symptoms caused by hay fever and other upper respiratory allergies
- This allergy medicine for kids contains 12.5 mg of diphenhydramine HCl (5 mL) dose, an antihistamine that works to help alleviate children’s allergy symptoms so they can start feeling more like themselves
We had to include Children’s Benadryl in our kids’ first-air kit when our son had an allergic reaction to peanuts when he was almost 1-year-old.
Ever since he broke out in hives, we’ve had Benadryl with us in case of an allergic reaction.
So far, so good, but it’s better to be safe than sorry. You never know what is used at restaurants when traveling, so we keep the allergy medicine in his travel backpack.
- NIGHTTIME RELIEF OF ORAL PAIN, DISCOMFORT AND IRRITABILITY: Naturally relieves the symptoms of oral pain, oral discomfort including sore, sensitive or swelling gums, irritability and occasional sleeplessness at night.
- EASY TO USE: Easy to administer, quick-dissolving tablets melt in your baby's mouth instantly
Hyland’s Baby Oral Pain Relief Tablets are great for babies suffering teething pain. We used them until our son was almost 2-years-old.
These tablets help relieve your baby from swelling gums, oral discomfort, sensitivity, and sleeplessness.
TODDLER TRAVEL FIRST-AID SUPPLIES
Now that our son is a toddler, we’ve added a few things to our travel first-aid kit for kids.
In this section, we added the things that are currently have in our travel baby first-aid kit.
- SAFE, NATURAL PROTECTION: Thinksport Kids sunscreen provides effective SPF 50+ sun protection for children. The broad spectrum UVA & UVB children’s sunblock is suitable for daily use on kids’ sensitive skin, offering gentle defense against the sun’s rays.
- EASY APPLICATION: Kids hate standing still, so this hydrating sun cream is quick and easy to apply, and protection begins instantly. The fast absorbing children’s sun lotion won’t leave skin feeling oily or sticky, and has no unpleasant chemical scent.
Sunscreen needs to be reapplied consistently, so we keep a sunscreen stick with us to protect our little guy’s skin.
Mosquito Repellant Wipes & Bracelets
- DEET-free mosquito repellent (for protection that lasts more than 2 hours, choose a DEET-based repellent)
- Bug repellent with plant-based formula (active ingredient chemically synthesized from pine oil extract)
- Repels mosquitoes up to two hours
OFF! Botanicals Mosquito Wipes are our favorite bug spray for protecting our little guy from mosquitoes, which can be relentless in Riveria Maya.
I like that they are natural and are one of the few brands that work for us. We’ve been using this brand for years and never had a problem.
Wipes are more convenient, but the spray bottle is great too. We use it every day before our son goes to school, and it lasts for about a month and a half.
- Citronella Scented
- Assorted Packaging May Vary
- Easy to Use
While we were in Oahu, we used these for our baby boy and he didn’t have a single bug bite. We put one on his ankle and another on his wrist.
Mosquito repellent stickers are also a great alternative, but we haven’t used them in a while.
Safety Cotton Swabs
- Specially Shaped for Use - Safety Cotton Swabs with large tips helps prevent cotton buds from entering too deep into your ear. You will not easily puncture the eardrum that way. Tifanso safety cotton swabs allows mom to take care of your family with confidence.
- Natural Ingredients - These safety swabs are made of high-grade pure cotton. Soft on skin and gentle enough for you, use to clean between fingers, toes, and other areas that need sensitive care. You don’t need to worry about hurting or irritating your little one’s skin.
- Paper Stick - The stick of our safety cotton swabs are paper, flexible for gentle maneuvering and will not easy to break. Unlike other wood stick cotton swab and bamboo stick cotton swab, they will not snap in half with light pressure.
Safety Cotton Swabs are great all-purpose tools when it comes to babies and toddlers.
My wife always has a cotton swap available for something. Lately, we’ve been using them to clean his boo-boos. He has to jump off of random things and sometimes scuffs his legs when landing.
- Our cocoa butter formula in a convenient Swivel Stick, moisturizes dry, chapped lips and treats marks, blemishes, and rough, dry skin
- America’s #1 Cocoa Brand*, available in more than in 80 countries
- Made with COCOA BUTTER to naturally moisturize, RAW SHEA BUTTER to provide skin with essential fatty acids and nutrients, and VITAMIN E to help improve the appearance of scars, stretch marks and imperfections on the skin, giving a more even and toned appearance.
We don’t go anywhere without cocoa butter. My wife is adamant about everyone in our family using it for almost everything.
Palmer’s Butter Moisturizing Stick is great for keeping your little one’s skin moisturized, which is essential for us because our son loves to spend time in the water.
- Premium high quality medical grade polyester fabric bandages move with your every move, and seal on all four sides to keep out germs and dirt.
- Fun patterns and colors help you wear your bumps and cuts with pride
- Each bandage is in a handy, clear wrapper that keeps the bandage sterile, and easy to find the print, pattern and size you need in a pinch.
Welly Bandages are great bandages for toddlers. Our son likes to pick his scabs, so it’s impossible to get him to keep on his Band-Aids.
These are the only bandages that he will leave on because they have planets on them. Along with having kid-friendly designs, these bandages have different sizes and shapes, plus they’re waterproof.
Kids First Aid Kits
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