Although vacations are usually about relaxing and having fun with friends and/or family, they can also be stressful.
Indeed, there is a whole a preparation to do several days (or even weeks) before the big departure. When traveling with a child, especially a baby, it is even more important to be careful about what to pack. In fact, in this kind of case, parents will even tend to want to carry a lot of items with them. That said, in this article, we will review a list of things to pack for a trip with a little one.
Without further ado, discover our checklist for baby's luggage!
First of all, baby's travel documents...
First of all, it is necessary to prepare all the travel documents for the little one.
In this regard, you should know that an identity card is more than sufficient for travel within the European Union. On the other hand, when traveling outside the EU, a passport will probably be required, but this depends on the destination country. It is therefore advisable to find out more beforehand. This being said, there are other documents to bring for the trip, including
- Prescriptions (if needed);
- The health booklet;
- A European Health Insurance Card;
- A vaccination record;
- A certificate of insurance.
To keep all those important papers safe, opt for a baby backpack. It will be your best ally for travel abroad or in everyday life!
In addition, as mentioned above, it is essential to purchase health insurance prior to a trip, as medical expenses abroad (for example, in the United States) can be quite expensive. Some insurance companies offer attractive packages for this type of situation. Don't hesitate to ask about the various coverages available.
Let's move on to baby's comfort for a trip
Whether it is a trip abroad or to the other side of France, it is crucial for parents to be well equipped to ensure comfort of the little one.
In this case, we recommend that you take a backpack with you on the plane (or train or car) and put in it all the accessories that will reassure the child during the trip. Here, the comforter is a must, without forgetting the pacifiers. You can also add a small sleeping bag to keep baby warm, especially on the plane, and you can also take a small sweater or vest, a hat and a blanket.
In addition, you will not forget to take a bottle of water to hydrate him and for the meals, the milk pods, mineral water, cookies, compotes or small pots should also be part of your checklist. Nevertheless, you will compose your baby's meals according to his diet and age.
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Baby's hygiene: What to bring for the trip?
It's better to plan ahead for a trip with baby than to run out of products when you arrive at your destination.
Depending on the country, you may not be able to find equivalents. To this end, you should plan for several elements to change and to clean baby, like :
- A changing mat;
- Liniment oléo-calcaire;
- Several cotopads;
- Cleansing wipes for the face, hands and to disinfect the changing mat;
- Garbage bags;
- A change of clothes for baby and parents;
- A diaper bag.
Then, in order to be able to give baby a bath when you arrive in your travel rentalFor example, if you are travelling to a hotel, it is a good idea to take a few washing products in bottles that are suitable for travel. Then, care products as well as bath accessories will be essential (for example, a travel bathtub, a thermometer, towels, a bathrobe, etc.).
During the day, wipes and tissues will suffice.
For the small bobos of end of cabbage in voyage...
First of all, it is generally advisable to consult your child's doctor to make sure that you are up to date with your baby's vaccinations and to take any important prescriptions for physical ailments during the trip.
As such, in your first aid kityou can put :
- A soothing cream for falls;
- Dressings, disinfectant;
- A thermometer;
- Saline solution;
- A teething ring for babies who are teething;
- A baby fly in case of a cold;
- Sunscreen to avoid sunburn at the beach;
- An anti-diarrhea medication;
- An anti-mosquito cream.
For sweet nights with baby!
The children are very sensitive to environmental changes and it is possible that baby is a little disturbed during the trip.
Therefore, to save you some sleepless nights and to allow you to enjoy the chosen destination We suggest you opt for a light umbrella bed or a travel cot. Also consider a mosquito net (essential in hot countries), a baby monitor to watch out for the slightest sign of baby's agitation, a nightlight to reassure him, his favorite pajamas and a sleeping bag for cool evenings.
Finally, the meals of the little...
To complete this list, it will be necessary to prepare baby's things for feeding.
Here, bottles, milk powder pods, breastfeeding kit, bibs, baby food, among others, will be essential. Since it is not certain that you will find all your usual products on site, it is better to take enough with you. If baby is starting to diversify, don't hesitate to take cutlery, a cup and a plate.
With all this, you should be prepared enough for a trip with a toddler!