It probably has been a long time since you last went to the beach, or picnicked on a nice peaceful meadow. And now, you can’t imagine how much fun you’ll have vacationing with your baby! Even moms who aren’t first time vacationers with their babies tend to forget the useful little things that must always be brought along. It’s good to have a head start and prepare your luggage as early as a week before your trip to make sure that you don’t leave anything behind.
Aside from the usual clothes, baby bottles, strollers and diapers, here are five must haves that are worth buying for your adorable but sensitive travel companion.
1. Editor’s Choice: Luvable Friends 4 Count Flannel Receiving Blanket Set
Bring not just one, or two, but several blankets for your baby. Lots of circumstances may arise in your vacation wherein a blanket can be pretty helpful. The Luvable Blanket Set comes with four soft machine washable blankets that are perfect to bring for travelling. The soft cotton flannel will surely keep your baby’s skin from irritation. These blankets can serve many purposes such as keeping your baby warm and cozy when the temperature is too cold and covering yourself up when you nurse.
2. Thinkbaby Sunscreen SPF 50+
Whether it is a picnic at a park or a relaxing stroll through shops, remember to bring and apply sunscreen to you and your baby so that you’ll both be protected from the harmful rays of the sun. The Thinkbaby Sunscreen is especially safe to use for babies over 6 months of age and pregnant women. It has a mild scent and is free from biologically harmful chemicals. Because its active ingredient is zinc oxide, Thinkbaby Sunscreen is not sticky or greasy when applied; instead it leaves the skin clear. It is also very water resistant, so you can trust it to do its job in keeping you and your baby safe from cancerous UV rays.
3. BabyGanics Alcohol Free Foaming Hand Sanitizer
Your baby has not yet learnt to clean up after himself/herself, so trust that messes will be made at the wrong place and at the wrong time. Lucky for you if you didn’t forget to pack your BabyGanics Hand Sanitizer in your hand carry. With this alcohol-free non-allergenic formula, you will always be prepared to clean up after your baby even without a restroom nearby, as well as keep him/her away from possibly harmful bacteria in the environment.
4. Summer Infant Complete Nursery Care Kit
You’ll never know what would happen on your vacation, so to be safe, always bring a baby-friendly first aid kit you. True to its name, the Summer Infant Kit contains all of the little tools that you may need for your baby, such as a medicine syringe, pacifier medicine dispenser, nasal aspirator, forehead and digital thermometer, comb, brush, and even nail clippers. All of the tools are contained in a small but durable case that you can easily stuff inside your luggage. You can choose between two colors of the nursery set: pink and white or teal and white.
Make sure that you bring lots of medicines for babies, as well as the pediatrician’s number and the local town’s hospital for when an emergency arises. You can write important numbers down on the nursery kit’s emergency information card.
5. Bright Starts Rattle and Shake Barbell Rattle
Your baby has finished his meal. His diaper’s clean, he has just woken up from his nap but suddenly he’s crying. At times like this you wish you had packed a fun rattle for him to play; that always seemed to do the trick. Road trips and long airplane travels can be pretty boring for a baby, so remember to bring a small interesting toy to keep him entertained and happy throughout your vacation.
The Bright Starts Rattle is lightweight and has a perfect grip for your baby to constantly hold without tiring his/her little fingers. Its bright colors and colourful beads on both sides will visually entertain your baby. Meanwhile the rattle sounds that it makes when shook provide a fun audio stimuli that isn’t too loud to disturb you as well.