In my experience packing for a baby or toddler, I have more often than not found myself wishing I had packed less, and rarely have found myself wishing I had brought something. I have many times stuffed unused toys, dishes, and a folded up travel crib (Pack’N’Play) back into a suitcase into a closet. I have also found myself lugging a heavy diaper bag through airports, security lines, and into taxis wishing it were much lighter, digging around through unused stuff to find essentials.
I have streamlined my packing to have efficient and smart checked and carry-on bags with travel stuff I know baby will need. Find below packing guides for different ages of babies, packing baby’s and mom’s carry-on, and other packing tips.
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Packing for Baby Guide: 0-6 Month Baby
Packing for Baby Guide: 6 Month- 1 Year Baby
Packing for Baby Guide: 1 – 2 Year Baby
Packing a Travel Fun Bag for a Toddler
Toddler Carry-On Bags
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Never Leave Home Without a Health Kit
How to Pack and Prepare for a Four Day Trip with a Toddler: A Video Demonstration Series
Streamlining Mom (or Dad’s) Carry-On with Baby’s
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How to Pack Cloth Diapers for Long Travel
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To Ship or Not to Ship?
Traveling While Pregnant? What to Pack?
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Top Ten Baby Travel Gear Essentials
Onya Baby Carrier Product Review: Out and About in Chicago
Portable toddler travel bed
Portable high chair/ booster seat
Squeezable organic baby food
Breastfeeding/ pumping gear