Saturday, December 13, 2008

Packing for a baby...

So after looking it up online I have found the following list of "must-have packing items" for a trip with a baby...

Diapers - One for each hour you'll be in transit, plus extras in case of delays

Pad to put under your baby during diaper changes - You can buy disposable changing pads at supermarkets or reusable ones at baby stores

Blankets - Bring a few — you'll use them to lay your baby on, cover her, cover yourself if you're nursing, protect your clothes from messy burps, shade your baby, and more

Plastic bags - Carry a variety of sizes for storing soiled diapers, clothes, and blankets

Diaper rash cream

Wipes

Small bottles of disinfecting hand gel, baby wash, and baby lotion

Tissues

Extra pacifiers (if your baby uses one)

A few of your baby's favorite toys

Clothes, socks, and booties or shoes - One to two outfits per day is a good guideline

Washable bibs

Sun hat

Lightweight plastic feeding set with utensils, and baby food - If your baby's eating solid foods

Formula, water, and juice if appropriate

Extra bottles, nipples, and sippy cups if appropriate

Energy-boosting snacks for you to munch on

Breast pump (if you use one)

Nightlight - So you can keep the room lighting soothingly low during middle-of-the-night diaper changes

First-aid kit - Baby pain reliever and supplies for treating minor injuries

Sling or front carrier - Lightweight, hands-free way to keep your baby close in crowded places like airports

Portable crib or play yard - A safe place for your baby to sleep or play

Inflatable baby bathtub - Can make bath time easier at your destination

Car seat for safer travel by car or plane

Collapsible stroller - Can be gate-checked or stored in the overhead bin of an airplane

So, when you get to the airport...look for me...I'll be the one hiding behind this pile...

2 comments:

Jenny Tonks said...

Ain't it the truth? Your luggage will never be the same now that you have a little one!

(come to think of it, neither will your house, car, purse, brain . . . )

The Hansen Family said...

So so so so so so so true!!! We usualy take one big bag when we travel and our first time with Ethan, we had about 14 for some reason. We just talked to Debbie and she said she is staying up late hopeing you guys get in safe. We'll be praying for ya! :-)