Traveling with a little one can be daunting, especially for the first-time parent. You may feel like you need to bring everything, including the baby designer clothes, in case you and your little one need it for some fancy evening out. But in the end, you may not even touch half of the essentials you wanted to bring. This is why it is important to list all the items you and the baby will need, including:
1. Baby Carrier
Being capable of walking hand-free through crowds, and off/on public transport is an important part of traveling with your little one. So undoubtedly, a baby carrier is one of the important things you should include in the essential baby travel items. Apart from being a front-wearing accessory for newborns, you may use it as a back carrier as the baby grows. A good baby carrier will surely see you through for many years for urban and occasional use.
2. A Portable Changing Pad
Changing diapers in a small airplane bathroom and in airports might be tricky. As you pack your baby clothes for boys or girls, it is also important to include a portable changing pad in the list of essential items. You may take the pad to your bathroom rather than go with a big diaper bag. It is simple to wipe the pad down when it gets a little messy. The best part is that the price of a portable changing pad doesn’t cost a lot, and you can easily get it in a reliable baby shop.
Layering is important for all kinds of travel, especially when you are packing for a summer vacation. You never know when rain will hit or if it will be cold at night. So if you are traveling with your little daughter, it will be best to pack high quality baby girl clothes to allow her to break and play in the hot summer conditions. Even when it’s summer, it is important to play with warm outer layers, wool socks, a fleece mid-layer, and wool base layers if you are going to a cooler area.
4. Sun Protection
Sunblock with the right essentials should be one of the first things you need to prioritize. If you are going for a family seaside retreat in the summer, be sure to carry sun protection lotion. The right sun protection lotions can help protect the sensitive skin of young ones. A great sunblock cream is also water-resistant to ensure you don’t reapply it all the time.
5. Healthy Snacks
Packing healthy and yummy snacks for kids might be challenging. Though in general, you may opt for fresh fruit snacks, like pear, kiwi, melon, grapes, berries, bananas, and apples. You may consider dried fruits, raisins, frozen vegetables, pouches, applesauce pouches, and apple chips for healthy, shelf-stable produce. Be sure to also pack whole grains snacks, such as cinnamon raisin bread, soft-baked granola bars, puffs, cereals, and honey graham energy bites.
If you are going for a vacation, perhaps you have already planned an itinerary filled with parks, museums and other fun things to do. But since summer vacation is unique from other trips, it is important to pack all the essentials you need, from sunblock lotions to the right piece of clothing.