BABY TRAVEL ESSENTIALS
Traveling with a baby is a lot easier than most people believe.
Babies are the perfect travel companion. They fly for free (except taxes for international flights), drink milk, don't complain, and sleep most of the day. You couldn't ask for a better travel buddy.
There is only one drawback with traveling with a baby, their travel gear.
Packing all the right travel essentials for your baby can seem like an overwhelming task, but it doesn't have to be.
- We are here to answer your question.
- What do you need to travel with an infant?
- Do you need a travel crib?
- Is a diaper bag considered a carry-on?
- What should I pack in my diaper bag?
We have been traveling with our baby since he was 8-weeks old. After almost two years, we have put together the must-have items when traveling with a baby.
BABY TRAVEL GEAR MUST-HAVES
Lightweight Convertible Car Seat
There is always a great debate in Facebook groups of strollers vs. baby carrier. There is no doubt a baby carrier is one of our must-haves when traveling with a baby. Babies are light and easy to carry. Baby carriers are less of a hassle than a stroller and allow you a lot of flexibility. While in Beijing, I wore our baby for upwards of 6 hours at a time with no problem. The key to traveling with a baby carrier is having a comfortable fit for you. I recommend purchasing different brands to try for a few days.
We purchased the Baby Steps Ergonomic Baby Carrier for less than $50 and loved it. This baby carrier offered versatility to wear your baby front, back, and even on your side; without putting unnecessary stress on your body. Although it isn't as compact as other baby carriers, we recommend this brand if you are looking for a comfortable and affordable option.
BABY SLEEP ESSENTIALS
Since we started traveling with our baby we have learned cosleeping is not for us. He would sleep through the night in his crib, but after returning from a trip he would cry until we let him sleep with us. We finally realized we were causing his sleep regression and decided to buy an infant travel bed. We purchased the Kidco Peapod Infant Travel Bed, and now it is his fulltime bed. He sleeps in his travel tent through the night with no problem.
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