The holidays wait for no one, even new parents. The prospect of flying (or even driving) with a newborn is more than daunting. For many parents, traveling with an infant seems like an impossible task. But it’s not only doable, it’s something that gets easier every time. Get a head start on your baby holiday trip checklist with these tips we’ve learned from experience.
Baby Travel Tips
- Stick to a schedule. Unless you’re spending a month with your parents for the holidays, it’s not worth it to adjust your baby’s schedule. Even if you change time zones, stay as close as possible to your normal feeding and sleeping schedule.
- Leave the extras at home. The last thing you want is to keep track of books, toys, and other baby stuff you don’t really need. Stick to the basics (pacifiers, a teething ring, etc) and leave the rest at home.
- Plan ahead. A little peace of mind goes a long way. Research a good pediatrician in the area you’re heading and program his or her info into your phone. Plan your breastfeeding schedule ahead of time so you don’t wind up leaking mid-flight.
Packing for Your Infant
- An extra pack of white onesies (or 5). At home you may break out the bleach, but if you’re stuck in an airport, it’s easier to throw a soiled onesie in the trash and move on.
- A carry on. Whether you’re flying, driving, or traveling public transport, you won’t want to dig through your luggage to find what you need. Pack diapers, creams, pacifiers, bottles, booties, and anything else you need to make it through the trip.
- Bundlebee baby wrap. What’s the #1 baby item you can pack to give you peace of mind on your trip? Your Bundlebee. It folds down to fit into your carry on, and it’s easy to clean in case of unexpected spills. The coconut fiber neck support is removable, so you can store it in your suitcase and reinsert it before passing your baby around to aunts and uncles at a holiday gathering.
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