Post # 1
I’m trying to get a head start on figuring out what to register for and I’m stumped on some travel related items. Hopefully there are more Mommy Bee’s out there that are in the same pickle I am!
We (me and the kiddo) will be taking some long haul flights at about 3 months and another at 6 months. I’ve figured out the whole “wear the kid” and stroller thing but I’m clueless on what “travel changing pad” to get (I need something to hold about 4 diapers and it needs to be thin) and whatever else I would need that isn’t huge and bulky b/c a lot of it I’m doing by myself. I’m not getting a traditional diaper bag (going to splurge and get a new magnificent handbag for myself!) either.
So, what can’t you live without while traveling with your newborn-12 month old?
Post # 3
I always just carried a big hand bag. My best friend was zip-loc bags. I put little bags of diapers, wipes, snacks etc in the purse. However I know love this!
Munchie Mug-This is more towards the end of the period in which you are desribing but this lets you put some snacks in it, throw it in your purse and no mess in the car and no wasting of snacks http://www.amazon.com/Munchie-Mug-Resistant-Toddlers-materials/dp/B002F9DKYC
Post # 4
We have a travel changing kit (pad plus pockets for diapers/wipes) from Munchkin. It’s this one. Other things we always take when we travel with Addie:
- iPod with baby headphones and travel speakers for her bedtime music
- her lovey and favorite blanket
- Moby wrap or Baby Bjorn
- we downloaded a free baby monitor app on our Droids called Noise Alert and use that as a travel baby monitor
- we take mini/travel sizes of all her products (baby soap, lotion, diaper cream, tylenol, etc…) and if we’re going for more than a couple days, only take enough diapers and formula to last while we travel and then buy what we need when we get to our destination
- we have this bottle brush; the nipple brush fits inside the bottle brush, so it’s easy to keep all the pieces together
That’s all I can think of, at the moment. We’re leaving for five days next week, so maybe I’ll think of more when I’m packing this weekend!
Post # 5
Oh, I thought of something else! If you use formula, the big companies like Enfamil and Similac sell one time use, pre-filled bottles and nipples on their websites. We’ve never used them, but I imagine it would be more convenient for a flight or a long drive than to make a bottle with powdered formula.
Post # 6
@Mrs. Spring: Oooh- good to know. I’ll check that out since that would be a heck of a lot easier.