Happy Summer Break! Or maybe you’re reading this over the winter as you prepare for a big trip with your newborn! Either way, we know it can feel daunting to pack for vacation with a baby in tow. The idea of bringing everything but the kitchen sink feels good in some ways, and suuuuper stressful in others! We’ve had our share of trips with baby’s and we’re happy to share some things we learned (the hard way...) Whether you’re mapping your road trip or booking your flight, these tips will make life a lot easier!
If you’re driving to vacation, here are some of our favorite tips to curate your baby packing list:
•A new box of diapers and pack of wipes. Instead of estimating the amount of diapers you use each day and adding 3 for potential blow outs etc, just bring an unopened box and a new pack of wipes and throw it in the car.
•Baby Bjorn bouncer chair (or similar folding chair). This chair is the baby whisperer. And it’s lightweight. And it’s folds up flat to be stored anywhere in the car! It’s nice to have a safe place to put your baby down on vacation and this chair comes through Every. Time.
•Water Carrier! If you’re into babywearing, this is a great option to have whether you’re going to a beach destination or not! You can wear it into the shower if you need to bathe baby and don’t want to bring a tub. You can wear it into the pool or beach if you want to keep baby on you. And you can wear it as an “every day” carrier if you need it on the go.
•Wagon! If you’re headed to a beach vaca, the wagon will be your best friend. Strap that baby in a carrier and fill up your wagon with everything else. Beach chairs, pop up tent for baby shade, towels, cooler, small inflatable pool for baby play, etc. Wagons fold up nice and compact and are a saving grace!