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Things to pack when traveling with a Toddler & Infant

Updated: May 30

There are always so many things you want to take when you travel with kids, but only a handful of items will work out the best.


In so many of our long-haul travels, we bought things we couldn't use or they sounded so good and never needed to use them, but then there were some we used so many times and they become our must-haves when traveling.


So here we are with our own list:


INFANT CARRIER:

This infant carrier is so useful for an infant. We used it on our Umrah. We used in our different Hikes and sometimes if we forget the high chair connection for a chair in a restaurant(mentioned below) , we will use it in a restaurant. With little adjustments for the situation, this product works best. It has a small zipped pocket, good to keep a cellphone, a credit card, and sunglasses in it.




HIKING BACKPACK FOR TODDLER:

This comes very handy even for non-hiking situations. Like if you are walking in areas where strollers are hard to take. Or you have to climb stairs. We used it on city walks. Hiking a volcano, Village with a lot of stairs. and the best part is our toddler loves it. We never had a problem putting her in and out because it's very comfortable. One of the must-haves if you have a toddler and you have a passion for travel.


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STROLLER

This one was tricky. We have to admit, we have more than one type of stroller to be used in different situations. And every type of stroller works for different reasons.


Double for two:


Any Tandem Double Stroller works fine in travel. Tandem is better than side-by-side especially when you think about restaurant doors, thin sidewalks in small towns, and Airplane gates even though you will leave the stroller at the gate. Instead of linking one stroller, we are linking a whole category.



or if you are in a hurry here is one to pick:




Or two singles if you want to rent a smaller car or tight situations




And for our infant, we also used this combination:



FORMULA BOTTLE WHICH KEEPS WATER AND POWDER SEPARATE AKA POP YUM:


We love these bottles. They are good for any journey. Be it a flight or a long drive to your destination. It's a great product. If it's a 14-hour flight, we will make 6 of these, and our whole flight + a night would pass peacefully.



BOTTLE DRYING RACK:


A drying rack that is portable. It complements the type of bottles we use. It fits in the diaper bag pack and so easy to manage and cleaning of bottles.


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DIAPER BAG WITH LOTS OF POCKETS:

When traveling with kids, this is a must. A diaper bag that can fit 15 diapers, 1 wet wipe pack, 2 bottles, a few baby medicines, 2 toys, 2 changing clothes, 1 changing mat, and a few small snacks. The one we use does it all.


Here is the link;




DIAPER DISPOSAL BAGS & DISPENSER:


This is a tiny product but you can attach it to your bag pack. This is a big lifesaver on any trip. It locks the package from your little munchkin.



TEETHING GLOVES & TOYS:

Below are our favorite teething toys and gloves, They are small and convenient to pack and it goes long way in your baby's teething journey.




Another one we picked is



PORTABLE BOOSTER FOR DINNER

We always keep it in our trunk. Because most restaurant high chairs don't have belts that can keep babies properly secure. This can be attached to most chairs easily and cleaning is very easy as well. This was so useful during our Umrah trip in a hotel buffet setting.




SILICON SUCTION MAT/PLATE

This goes with us almost everywhere. Be it a restaurant or any other picnic area. It gets attached to most of the table and provide a familiar environment for your young one.





OTHER TODDLER ESSENTIALS:


PEDIASURE:

Only for days when your toddler decides not to eat what's available and you want to save yourself from parent guilt and a cranky child.



PEDIALYTE:

If you are going for Umrah or travelling to a hot destination, this is a must. On our Umrah trip, we would mix it with Zam Zam water and our toddler will thoroughly enjoy it.



Stickers new ones:




A new story book & a coloring book



DISPOSABLE FORMULA BOTTLE (Some situations need them):





MEDICINES:

Tylenol

Motrin

Zyrtec

Benadryl

Tiny cold Tablets

Teething tablet


Look at the complete list here:



OTHER THINGS TO REMEMBER:


DIAPERS,

BABY FOOD,

FORMULA,

SNACKS



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