Travelling: Baby Packing List for Your Suitcase

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Baby Packing List for your Suitcase:

  • Approx 2 outfits per day if not planning on doing laundry (plan ahead and purchase clothing specific to your travel destination’s weather in the right size. Don’t stress, though – at most places you’ll be able to pick up cute baby clothing)
  • Sunhat or beanie
  • Socks
  • Shoes/sandals
  • Swimsuits (if it’s hot)
  • Bibs
  • Baby food/baby Cereal
  • Eating utensils
  • Bottles and teats (If necessary)
  • Baby cups
  • Extra soothers (the last thing you want is to lose your baby’s favourite soother and not be able to buy one in your destination)
  • Sleep suit or baby bedding (Remember if using a sleep suit to pack one appropriate to the local weather. You don’t want your baby burning up in a winter’s suit in 30-degree heat!)
  • Changing mat
  • Nappies (how many depends on what’s accessible at your destination. We usually plan to buy a box on arrival. However, if your destination won’t have the brand you like or it would be difficult to find them, then take your brand of choice)
  • Swim nappies
  • Wipes (you can never have too many!)
  • Nappy cream
  • Baby toiletries
  • Sweater
  • Travel crib/cot (this isn’t always needed. If you’re staying at a hotel ring head and book a cot)
  • Stroller
  • Baby carrier (great for navigating airports or exploring your destination)
  • Car seat (on our first trip, we made the mistake of booking a car seat with the local hire company. It just wasn’t up to scratch and at 3 months old, our little one’s head flopped to one side totally unsupported. We always do a lot of driving on our holidays exploring destinations so we wouldn’t go anywhere without our own car seat now. Lesson definitely learned!)
  • Medication/Thermometer (on a recent trip, our little one got a very bad cold. Off to the chemist we went in search of chest rub, baby Panadol, nose saline and a nose clearer. I’m just lucky the local chemist had what we needed – next time these products will definitely feature on our travel list)

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Kate Bills
Kate Bills is an Australian Mother of one, who has a passion for adventure and all things baby. She's engaged to the love of her life, Kieron. Their little one, Lottie Grace, was born in December 2015. Before Lottie came along Kate had traveled extensively through Europe, Asia and Australia. She now spends her time taking her little one on adventures - big or small - believing they are good for the soul and make for a happy baby. Kate also loves fitness, especially when it involves the great outdoors.