8 Essentials When Travelling With a Child
However, a change has come about in recent years, where parents have started to explore the world with kids along their side. So, if you are looking for tips on how to catch more sunsets with your little one, read about these 8 essentials to carry when travelling with your baby.
COMFORTABLE SUITCASEThis goes for both, you and your little one. Carry a lightweight suitcase and pack light. Make sure to hand over your child their own suitcase. It not only takes some weight off you, but also instills a responsibility in them. You can always rely on JetKids by Stokke as it unfolds into a bed, making the transit smooth and leaving you fresh and rested for your destination.
DIAPERS & WIPESDiapers are the holy grail of travelling with a child. You do not want an irritated and exhausted child who is away from home. Carry the best quality, soft and extra absorbent diapers with wetness indicators to make the experience pleasant for them. On the same note, pack as many baby wipes packets as you can. Trust us, you are going to need it every half hour either on hands or face or those precious onesies.
If you are going on a mini vacation, carry formula or breast milk in bottles or storage bags. There are chances you might not get appropriate stations or time to breastfeed, hence carrying a bottle is hassle free for both mother and the baby. Even on a long vacation, you can carry the bottle and breast pump, which you can use at your own convenience.
Beaba's Stacked Formula Milk Container
This is more for you, than the baby. Having your time to read or just sit and have conversation with your partner is the essence of any vacation. In this case, let your child be busy with his favourite toy and take some time off for yourself.
SNACKSKids have an unpredictable temperament when it comes to food. A well fed child is like a sleeping dragon that you do not want to poke. Always keep a box of snacks and a bottle of water/juice ready to keep your child hydrated and satiated (and in a good mood).
PERSONAL TOILETRIESWhen in an unfamiliar environment, stick to the basics. Carry the soap, cream, mosquito repellent, sunscreen, diaper cream and baby oil that works the best for him. Do not experiment with the local products or ones provided by the hotel. Make sure the kid is still surrounded by his own things that are as personal as these. It is not wise to play with the child’s immunity in a foreign environment.
A heavy, inconvenient stroller is the last thing you need on a vacation. Here's where BABYZEN strollers come to your rescue. Their strollers fold and unfold in a moment, can be worn over the shoulder- so you can catch the subway, get on a bus, jump in a taxi, or fly to the other side of the world with no hassle! Did you know they are also recognized as cabin-luggage by most airlines?
DOCUMENTSLast but definitely not the least, carry a baby's passport, his documents, custody and adoption papers (if it is the case) when flying internationally. It might seem silly, but the authorities take it very seriously for your own child’s good. Make a check list of the documents if necessary and tick them twice before taking off.
In addition to the list above, we would suggest you carry First-aid kits, disposable bags, nightlight, baby monitor, pacifier, teether and anything that your little one gets cranky without.
Wish you and your baby a safe and fun vacation :)