Your kids may be half your size, but they usually end up taking twice the luggage space. Here’s some more tips on what you’ll need to pack for your carry-on, or diaper bags.
- If you’re traveling on a plane and you have an infant with you, be sure to bring along a bottle or pacifier for your baby to suck. This will relieve your baby from ear pain caused by air pressure changes during takeoff and landing.
- Be sure to bring only as much baby food as you’ll need for during the journey, with a little allowance for good measure. For the rest of the trip, you can stow the extra baby food in your checked-in baggage. Or better yet, check if there are groceries or stores where you can buy baby food at your destination, that way you’ll minimize the things you’ll need to bring.
- As with the solids, remember to bring enough formula you’ll need for the journey. Baby food and baby formula are exempt from the 3-1-1 rule, so don’t hesitate to carry-on as much as your baby needs.
- My battle-cry for travel is: use disposables! It’s very convenient, hygienic (since you may not always find time to clean or sterilize baby’s things), and a great space-saver. Disposable bottles with drop-in liners are perfect for jet-setting infants!
- Again, if your baby is eating solids, it’s always a good idea to bring bibs along. There are a lot of disposable bibs in the market that, along with paper towels, will save you from the mess and hassle of having to launder them.
- Don’t forget to bring along enough diapers for the journey, as well as plastic bags for you to throw used diapers in. And be sure to bring along a changing pad for those icky public bathrooms and changing tables.
- Anti-bacterial baby wipes are great for cleaning up sticky messes. You should also consider bringing disposable cleaning wipes to clean surfaces of places with questionable sanitation.
To be continued…