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What to pack when traveling with babies and toddlers?

Sep 10, 2021

No matter if it is about babies or toddlers, luggage is something that can generate doubts and many concerns. Taking days in advance thinking about what to pack? Or what things you might need?

Stress and anxiety at the time of packing can often lead us to pack hundreds of things that we will not use and that, in the end, will only be one more burden and worry.

That is why the premise at the time of packing should always be to “take just what is necessary”. However, this depends a lot on the type of transportation, the vacation destination and the age of the baby or child. 

What to pack for traveling with babies 0-2 years old?

Clothes: usually, when they are babies, they get dirty easily, so it is necessary to bring more changes than usual. In that case, if you are traveling to the beach take with you bodysuits, t-shirts, shorts, and dresses because these are essential items since they do not heat.

Also, it is worth bringing something warm, such as jackets or thin sweaters because summer nights can be cooler. In addition, with children, the “in case it gets cold” is always there.

stroller baby

Toiletries: in the case of diapers and wipes, it is important to find out if the hotel or place where you will be staying is near a pharmacy or establishment where these items are sold. Also, it is a good idea to bring extra diapers.

For walks: items such as strollers or car seats are essential for long walks. However, whether you travel with babies by plane, car or cruise, these items can take up a lot of space, which is why the best option is always to rent them.

Entertainment: babies under 6 months old usually sleep most of the time, so entertainment will not be a problem, and their needs are basic. When they are older, a toy or stuffed animal will be a great ally.

Traveling with children from 3 to 7 years old

From the age of 3, you can involve children in the packing process. Traveling to any destination always causes them great excitement, so they will be more than predisposed to be your little helpers.

Clothing: In this case, it depends on the touristic destination. However, T-shirts, jeans, shorts, dresses and hats, usually adapt to any type of weather. You can complement it with warmer or loose clothing.

At this age, some children still can stain the bed, so if this is the case, carry a few extra changes of clothes for your child and this will help you. 

For rides: if during the trip you will use transportation such as cars, most countries have rules for babies and children. So a car seat is undoubtedly essential. You can learn how to choose the right car seat by clicking here.

Entertainment: this part can be quite a challenge, since this is the moment when you have to tell the children that they can only take 1 or 2 toys, as they will surely want to take as many as they can. 

stroller babies traveling

It is important to remind them that suitcases have very limited spaces. Besides, hotels or places to stay usually have recreational places for children, so they will probably make friends and forget their toys during the vacations. 

Important tips when traveling with infants or children

  • Do not mix your baby’s or toddler’s belongings with the adult’s belongings. It is recommended that they have a separate suitcase. This will also help you find their things easily.
  • In case something unexpected happens, you will need your child’s medical documentation; social security card, insurance card, etc.
  • A first aid kit is necessary in case of any accident, illness or eventuality. It should contain antipyretics, children’s painkillers, bandages, sunscreen, children’s lotions and antiseptics.

Traveling with babies and children can be an incredible adventure and although packing can be a lot of uncertainty, focus on the basic and necessary items, such as clothing, food and health.

If you need any large items, such as strollers, car seats, cribs or toys, check our locations and book the rental of the items you need to make your trip an unforgettable experience.

If you want to know more tips about traveling with babies and children, you can also find us on Instagram and Facebook, we post valuable content frequently.

 

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