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There's so much to bring along for baby when you travel...do you even have room for the baby? Of course. Here's a packing checklist to help you get organized.
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Having been on numerous trips with my daughter and son at various stages of babyness, I'm happy to share my top three tips to making your travel day a little smoother...

  • Try to book your flights for when your baby will sleep or will be in a good mood. If baby is too nosy to nap when out and about somewhere new (like mine), at least they aren't cranky.
  • Before you go, get baby used to room temperature bottles and food. This saves the hassle of heating while you're en route.
  • Separate all of baby's belongings throughout your luggage. This way, if a bag gets lost, it's not the one with all the baby's things. For your carry-on, however, keep all of baby's food and toiletries together. This helps you stay organized when going through security.

If you think like a Boy Scout and "be prepared," your travel days should pass by in the blur they should be, and your most vivid memories will be of your amazing time together as a family.

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    Rated 0 out of 5 by Thanks for the idea of separating baby's things. We are planning on travelling in a couple months and I plan on trying this. November 28, 2012
    Rated 0 out of 5 by Packing all of babies belongings in separate bags...sounds like chaos...but brilliant thinking! Will definitely have to try this one! January 19, 2012
    Rated 0 out of 5 by This article outlines some important parts of travelling with your baby. My daughter (5mnths) and I have travelled lots since she was born and although as she is getting older things are changing these articles hit the nail on the head.Pack way more diapers than you anticipate using, and loads of wipes. Wipes are fantastic at cleaning just about anything and everything a baby can get their hands on. I took my very bulky jogging stroller with me, which in hind sight was great for day trips because of storage space, but was very difficult when finally at our destination because sometimes it was too bulky to fit in taxis and relatives vehicles. A car seat is a must, though.I liked how the article encouraged nursing/feeding or pacifier usage during descent and take off. My daughter didnt make a peep during those times because she was nursing. Thanks for such a good article. November 18, 2011
    Rated 0 out of 5 by Where is the checklist ? this just tells me 3 things that are pretty much common sense. :S August 19, 2011
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