Traveling with a baby is no small endeavor. The amount of stuff they require is epic.
Add to that the unknown of what could go wrong, how they will behave or what you might need, and travel can feel monumental.
So let me get your packing started by suggesting the must haves for your travel diaper bag:
Top 10 Things You’ll Find in My Travel Diaper Bag
1. Diaper Bag
This is a great diaper bag for traveling through the airport. It’s a backpack so you can be hands free and has plenty of pockets for easy access. Two handy storage cubes are included for things like bottles and extra clothes.
2. Changing Pad
The perfect companion to your travel diaper bag: a changing pad that holds diapers, wipes and cream in a practical clutch. It saves you from carting the entire diaper bag to the tiny airplane bathroom.
3. Baby Carrier
The Ergo Baby (or any baby carrier/wrap) is a life saver for carting baby through the airport or walking the airplane aisles to get her to sleep.
Aden and Anais make delightful light weight swaddle blankets for snuggling, covering while nursing or cleaning up messes.
5. Teething toys
Any favorite toy will do, but what is it about Sophie that’s so cute and lovable?
6. Extra outfit
You probably have your favorite outfits already, but my little girl lived in these one-piece sleep and play outfits for the first year of her life. They were just so easy to get in and out of for frequent diaper changes. The zipper is preferable over the snaps when you have a busy little one that won’t stay still very long.
7. Bibs/burp cloths
Could these scarf bibs be any cuter? Between the spitting up and the teething drool, extra bibs and burp cloths are a must!
8. Water proof storage bags (in varying sizes)
When packing your diaper bag full of travel essentials, it’s useful to have it organized for quick access. These bags are cute and functional! They are perfect when an outfit, burp cloth, or bib is soaked through.
9. Sanitizing & baby wipes
This perhaps is obvious, but so easy to forget to throw into your diaper bag. Sanitizing wipes are helpful for wiping down changing tables, airplane trays, and arm rests.
10. Baby food pouches
Baby food pouches are the way to travel with food; convenient disposable containers and no dishes to store!
When planning for travel, be prepared with the essentials and enjoy the adventure of being a jet set family!
Annie Wiesman is the co-author of “Education Begins at Birth: A Parent’s Guide to Preparing Infants, Toddlers, and Preschoolers for Kindergarten.” She is a former kindergarten teacher turned stay-at-home mom who enjoys traveling, hiking in the mountains, and creating memories together with her husband and little girl.