Traveling with a baby is synonymous to carrying a lot of luggage and being stressed out. If you have planned a trip with your baby, you may feel like postponing it, especially when your mind is occupied with so many things.

Take a deep breath!  Who says you can’t enjoy traveling when you have a baby? You just have to be well-prepared to enjoy a fun-filled trip.

Here are some tips to make the experience enjoyable for you and your baby:

Travel Light

You might feel like taking the nursery with you (just in case), but when you are going to move around all day, that’s not a wise thought.

The lighter you travel, the better your journey is. All your baby needs is clothes, biodegradable diapers, wipes, food, and a place to sleep.

Simply leave the baby gear that you can temporarily do without, such as strollers and cots. Make space for the bottle, pacifier and hygiene essentials like bulk baby wipes.

Say No to a Lifetime Supply of Diapers

Diapers and wipes are essential, but you don’t have to carry a bag full of them. You can buy travel packs, which are easier to carry.

Don’t forget to packbaby swim diapers for pool and beach activities. Since they are used to contain accidents, most public pools and beaches do require them for health reasons.

Disposable diapers and wipes made of natural materials are your best bet when traveling. Because natural products do not contain harsh chemicals they don’t irritate babies’ skin, making them less cranky which babies are prone to while on the go.

Plan for Weather and Health Emergencies

Don’t forget to check the weather forecast for your holiday destination. Pack warm clothes in case of cold weather and shorts and tee if it’s going to be hot. Be prepared for rain as well and have a rain jacket as well.

Babies are prone to cold, fever, and stomach aches, and this risk especially increases on trips. Speak to your pediatrician and carry necessary medicines as a precautionary measure.

Ensure medical services are readily available wherever you stay. If not, stay at  a place where you have easy access to a nearby doctor.


Breastfeeding means no extra gear. Don’t be shy to breastfeed your child. It may feel slightly awkward in public, but gradually you will get used to it.

Breastfeeding bras and tees come in handy during travel. In case you cannot breastfeed, carry some baby food or formula feed. You can also pump your breast milk and store it in a bottle. Check with airlines and hotels as they usually warm baby food for you.

Book a Seat for Your Baby

It’s best to book a separate seat for your child, especially for long flights. Babies find it easier to fall asleep when they have their own space.

Babies tend to get bored sitting in one place for long, if you can, take them in your arms and walk around every few hours. An aisle seat makes this task easier for you.

Most international flights provide baby bassinets that can be fastened to the bulkheads. While you cannot reserve it, request for one while booking your flight. Showing up early at the airport helps since most airlines give them out on a first come, first serve basis.


Apart from the above mentioned tips, take shorter trips or frequent breaks while on the road, and carry an extra pair of clothes for you and your baby. Traveling with your baby is a great way to bond and learn more about him/her and their preferences. Eventually with practice, traveling with your little one becomes easy and a memorable affair.