Welcome to traveling with a baby. It is crazy! Truthfully, you have never needed and yet somehow not needed so much stuff in your whole freakin life!
Here is a guideline to what to pack for a family vacay…
Depending on where you are traveling you can adjust this list. Think of this as my way of taking something off your plate! Mamas gotta help each other out, y’know"
My suggestion" Print this list and mark it up with a pen! Cross out what you don’t need for this particular trip, add the things you do! Each “baby list” tends to be a work in progress.
Toiletries: Buy all travel sizes if possible! I found almost all my favorite products in travel size on Amazon. This is a HUGE space saver. Even if you bring two of some things, they are still usually smaller than the big bottles.
Baby Tylenol (plus oral syringe)
Body Lotion or Oil
Body wash & shampoo combo (like babyganics)
Wipes (I bring 1 big container in my luggage and a travel size on the plane)
Doggy Cleanup Bags (tend to be cheaper than the baby ones and contain stinky diaper smell!)
Travel Changing Pad
BM or Formula
Baby food/rice cereal
Bottles & Nipples
Spoon with travel case
Bibs (we bring tons! 4-5 a day at this point, teething!)
Boppy or BF pillow (if needed)
Travel size bottle brush & Bottle cleaner
Pump, Storage bags & a sharpie (to label!)
Nursing cover (for flight privacy)
Milkscreen test strips (so mom can enjoy a margarita or a glass of wine one night, safely!)
Toys & Comforts:
4 pacifiers & teethers
2 Lovies (if used)
Favorite snuggly stuffed animal
Baby Einstein Playmat (this rolls up really flat!)
1-2 bath toys (can double as beach toy)
1-2 quiet toys for flight (pick things that sound can turn on/off for peace on the plane)
1 wild & c...