5 Things Every New Mom Should Know Before You Travel With A Baby
There are many things you need to pack when traveling with a baby. It can be difficult to decide how many diapers you should pack and whether your infant needs a separate seat. These six tips will help you relax and make your travel plans easier.
Shop For Travel-size Diaper Supplies
Tubs of A+D ointment or boxes of wipes can weigh down your luggage and take up space that could be used to store other essentials like books, toys, and food. Order travel-size supplies including creams, wipes and disposable changing pads at All Travel Sizes. Calculate how many changes you will need on your flight, train or car ride. Add a few more to ensure you don’t run low. Don’t forget to keep track of your expenses for the return trip.
Determine When You Buy A Ticket & Seat For Your Baby
While you may be fine with your infant being in a carrier or on your lap for short flights, a seat is essential for longer flights. This will ensure that everyone has enough room and is happy, especially for babies older than six months. It’s better for baby to have a seat, and it will also make it easier to land and takeoff safely. Baby gear shops and websites offer a variety of options for renting or purchasing a FAA-approved rear-facing or forward-facing baby seat. Book the aisle and window seats if you plan to carry your baby, and make sure the middle seat is empty. This will allow you to stretch once you reach cruising altitude.
Remember to pack cold drinks and snacks
TSA allows you to bring formula, breastmilk, and juice up to 3.4 ounces in size. Ice packs are also allowed to keep them cool. TSA won’t allow you to bring half-frozen or frozen ice packs unless they weigh 3.4 ounces. When you arrive at the hotel, place the ice pack in the mini refrigerator and reduce the temperature to keep them cold for your flight home or during your day out. You can also bring a cooler to store breast milk and ask the hotel to put it in the freezer. It is possible to keep your breast milk warm throughout your stay.
Rent And Ship As Much As You Can
Traveling with an infant is difficult enough without a baby, so you need to pack your bags, diaper bag, and baby. You can save money by renting or shipping additional supplies to your destination. Traveling Baby Company offers gear rentals in over 30 U.S. cities including cribs, strollers, high chairs, bouncy seats and activity gyms for a few dollars a day. Amazon can ship baby food, formula, diapers, and other essentials to your destination.
Plan For Bath Time
Ask the hotel if the bathroom has a bathtub. Find out the dimensions of your sink if they don’t have one. Is it big enough? To give your baby a safe bath, do you need to cover it with towels? You can also pack an inflatable bathtub that you can carry in your luggage if you are concerned. Ask the hotel if they have baby shampoo or body wash. Add them to your list of toiletries if they don’t.