- In this video, we're gonna be talking about a checklist
that you can use when you're packing for a trip
with your baby.
We're gonna be talking about carryon stuff
and suitcase stuff.
Recently, I went on my first international trip
with my four-month-old.
We went to England and Malta and it was a really good trip.
You can see how the flying experience went
in the video that is going to pop right now
in the corner.
Before we left for our trip, I started to plan
what I was gonna bring for this trip for her
like a week in advance which is not typically what I do.
Usually, I pack the day before if not the day of leaving
on a trip because I've been doing it
so many times for so many years,
I feel like it's like second nature to me.
I don't even really need to think when I pack for myself.
But for her, it was a different story.
So I'm gonna be sharing in this video
what I brought with me, which I'm so glad that I brought
with me because there are other things
that you don't end up using.
So I'm not gonna mention those in this video.
I'm just gonna mention the stuff that came in handy.
So get ready and if you head on over to our blog,
you can actually download a PDF checklist
for when you're packing to travel with your baby.
Okay, let's break this up.
What are we taking in our carryon bag or the diaper bag.
First and foremost, you wanna travel with a passport.
Yes, your baby needs a passport
even if they're one week old, one year old,
it doesn't matter.
Baby needs a passport in order to get
into different countries.
What's really funny is the passport picture is so cute
and they're so small and it can last them
for five years in Canada
I don't know, the States might be different,
other places in the world might be different
but for five years.
So five-year-old's gonna be like here's my passport, sir
at the customs counter and it's gonna be a photo of them
when they were like two months old, it's really funny.
All-purpose disinfectant wipes.
So important to bring with you,
specifically for the airplanes because they are dirty
and you don't want your baby touching and licking things
that are gross, that have not been cleaned in months
because yes, airplanes don't get cleaned that often.
So we use this to wipe down her crib, our seating area,
the trays, just to keep things nice and sanitary
and they are safe for baby, this brand specifically.
Also, this is huge but I couldn't find a travel-size
so what I did is I just took out some wipes
and I put it into a Ziploc bag
so that they stayed nice and moist and very easy to pack.
Soothers are great, especially in the airplane
if you are not going to be breastfeeding
or feeding your baby during takeoff and landing.
Get them to suck on a soother if they will take it
because it will help them pop their ears.
Also it's great if your baby is used to have a soother
to calm them down, it's great to have on an airplane
or just traveling in general, if you're at restaurants,
at nighttime, it'll come in handy.
Creams, I carry them for myself,
specifically when I'm in an airplane.
It's especially handy because it gets really dry
and I like to lather out my baby every single day,
specifically after she's taken a bath.
So I've got all-purpose balm which is also good
if she scratches herself
because babies scratch themselves often.
I got some all-purpose balm
which is great for rashes as well as all over the body
and this one here by Eco Chic is really great,
especially if your baby has eczema
or extra dry spots.
Disinfectant spray, this is great to have on the airplane
as well as every day when you're traveling
when you don't have access to soap and water.
This will do.
Diapers, you need diapers!
But you don't need as many as you think.
Bring enough that are gonna last you throughout the flight.
I'd say bring one diaper per hour you are on your flight
and enough to start you off on your trip
but you can get diapers everywhere in the world.
There are babies born everywhere in the world
so don't feel like you need to bring so many with you.
When we traveled, we use Huggies disposable diapers.
Now we are actually using reusable diapers,
the cloth diapers but I have not traveled with these yet.
I don't know how it's gonna be.
If any of you have traveled with reusable diapers,
please let me know if it's possible.
And I have a wet sack as well which would be good
for using a reusable diaper when traveling but again,
the whole washing thing, washing the diapers properly,
I don't know how that would go down.
So if you've done it, let us know.
Baby wipes, so you can wipe them
when they poop and they pee.
And also, you don't need a lot of these.
Just bring one package with you,
enough to get you through the flight
as well as the first couple of days
when you're traveling.
You can buy these anywhere in the world as well.
This change pad is awesome.
I highly recommend getting one,
it looks kind of like a clutch, very fashionable
but it is a reusable change pad,
keeps things sanitary when you're changing your baby
on a flight or anywhere in a public washroom
or anywhere public really.
A doggy pee pad.
Yes, you can use a doggy pee pad for your human baby
as well as your dog baby. (giggles)
I like these because sometimes you're in public washrooms
and they're really extra gross or planes are extra gross
and you don't want to use your reusable change pad,
you want something that you can just toss away.
So doggy pee pads!
You can use them for more than just your dog.
If you're breastfeeding, you're carrying your baby's buffet.
So there's that.
If you are not breastfeeding and you're feeding formula
or whatever, just bring some bottles with you.
I would recommend bringing bottled water
with you on the plane because water that they have
on planes is kind of gross and the filtered system is...
It's just gross, it's gross.
Bring your own water and your formula.
They can heat up the formula as well as breast milk for you,
if you're putting breast milk in a bottle.
They'll heat it up on the plane for you,
you just have to ask the flight attendant and yeah,
they'll hook you up.
Clothes, you wanna bring comfortable clothes for your baby
for the flight so that they're comfortable
and they will sleep well and just be happy,
as happy as possible.
I love this company, I can't remember what they're called.
I will link them in the video description
because you can zip it this way and you can zip
it this way so you don't have to take off everything
when you're changing them, I love this company.
I'd also recommend bringing an extra couple pairs of outfits
for the flight, especially if it's a long one
because sometimes accidents happen
and also bring extra clothes for yourself
because your baby might spit up on you
and you don't wanna be covered in spit up
for a seven hour flight.
Blankets, bring blankets for your baby for the flight
so that they are warm as well as comfortable.
You can lay it down if you get a bassinet,
which if you don't know I'm talking about,
bassinet, check out Flying with the Baby video in the iCard.
Check it out but bringing extra blankets, it's good,
keeps them comfortable.
Hat and mitts, if you're going specifically
to places that are a little on the cooler side,
you wanna bring hats and mitts.
If your baby's bald like mine
and only has the old man haircut,
then definitely gonna wanna bring some hats.
Now when it comes to hats, you're gonna wanna something warm
as well as a sun hat, even if you're going
to a colder destination, the sun is strong,
it's there and you don't want your beautiful baby's skin
to get burnt so protect it.
Bring them a sun hat.
Toys, keep your babies occupied on the flight,
when you're traveling, when you're at a restaurant,
having a romantic dinner with your husband
or wife or whoever, wanna keep your baby occupied.
Bring toys that they know and love.
Headphones, yes, baby headphones.
Where are my headphones at?
Sweet, these little guys.
They're so cute.
These are really good if you're gonna be
in loud environments, even for the plane.
Really good to have if your baby will put up with them
on its head, then this will keep them asleep
when there's like loud announcements
or if you're going to like festivals
or just having them with you on any trip is handy
because we use them when we least expected to use them
and they really came in handy.
So yeah, baby headphones.
Plus they'll look so cool.
A sleep sack, a sleep sack, it's like a swaddle.
This one is by HALO, I love it
because my baby likes having her arms out
and not like swaddled in.
Sleep sacks are great because they keep your baby safe
so when you're sleeping, you can have the peace of mind
that your baby's not gonna have a blanket over their face
in the middle of the night.
Medicine, if your baby is on medicine, bring that of course.
Also bring preventive medicine like Tylenol,
that's what I brought.
It's the only thing I brought,
just in case baby got fever.
Yeah, that's it, Tylenol.
If you hear rattling, that is baby playing with her toy,
her favorite toy that came with us on our trip.
Nail clippers and nail filers,
can't leave without them because my baby's fingernails grow
like every day, a lot
so I have to cut them like every day
or else she'll scratch herself.
So I brought these with me,
couldn't leave the house without them.
And can't forget, snot suckers.
They also work for you.
Yeah, you don't wanna travel without one of these
because of your baby gets sick or they got a plugged nose
on the plane, this can help relieve that pressure.
You just stick this up the nostril,
if you haven't seen one of these and suck.
Yes, you won't get anything your mouth, I promise.
Everything that I just shared with you,
I pack in this diaper bag.
It all fit in this.
Everything else that we put in our suitcase that we checked
for Kai, our daughter, was just clothes
that she wore every day, that was it.
I was gone for seven days so I brought an outfit
for each day that I was gone so seven outfits
plus a couple extra pairs of pants,
a couple of extra long sleeve shirts
and some night wear.
I was told to bring like three outfits per day
by other people but I thought that was a little overload.
I could just wash outfits in the sink if I needed to
but if you're going for a longer period of time
like a month, I would still just pack for a week
and then just do laundry and what I did
was I packed all of her outfits in Ziploc bags like this
so this would be one outfit.
And it just made everything super easy.
All of her socks were in here as well.
Everything that she needed for the one day.
So even if my husband was dressing her,
I'd be like, "There you go,"
just toss him one of these bags and we're good to go.
Booties, we brought a pair of these for the times
that we didn't have Kai in her stroller
and we wanted to carry her in the carrier.
We wanted to keep her feet warm so booties.
And a carrier, that was probably my favorite thing
we brought because it allowed Kai to face outward
and basically, see everything we were seeing
as we were exploring different places.
Just from that, I noticed such a change in her
after a week of traveling through Europe.
She was more curious, she was more engaged.
She just had more life to her.
She looked like she actually had a great travel experience
and she grew as a person from that
even though she's only four months.
Stroller and car seat.
You want to have a good stroller that's collapsible
as well as a car seat, if you're gonna be doing a road trip
or even just going from the airport to your hotel.
You can bring your own car seat if you want
but you can also rent them when you are at the destination
or call taxis ahead of time and let them know
that you are traveling with a baby.
We preferred to bring our own
because we knew we were gonna rent a car
and we just wanted to have our own car seat with us
plus it doubled as a stroller where we could put our baby in
and walk through London and Malta and all that stuff.
The Mommy Hook, this thing came in handy so many times
when we were shopping or we had our diaper bag with us
and we were walking about.
Having this hooked onto the car seat
and then it can like hold so many bags.
So you're not like carrying them all yourself,
carried our camera bag.
This thing is heavy-duty, the Mommy Hook.
We also brought our cover for our car seat
which keeps Kai super warm because we were going to Europe
during the wintertime.
So that kept her so, so, so warm.
And then when we decided to carry her in her carrier,
we brought a onesie type jacket
that also kept her very warm.
And if you are breastfeeding, recommend bringing
your breast pump with you and a haakaa.
If you don't have a haakaa, go get a haakaa.
It is so good because I don't know about you
but when I'm breastfeeding, the other boob's always leaking
and I don't wanna waste that precious gold milk.
So I just put it on haakaa, can you see that?
And I collect the milk from the other boob
and then I can pour it in a glass bottle and there you go,
you got bottle of milk that would have just leaked
onto your clothes.
And that is everything we brought with us
for our one-week trip in Europe that we used.
We use every single thing I just shared with you
and I'm so glad I brought everything that I did bring.
Now I wanna know if we missed something
that really came in handy when you were traveling
with your baby.
Leave a comment below.
Let us know and again, there is a downloadable PDF checklist
for everything that I mentioned in this video
on our blog which you can get the link
to in the video description below.
Be sure to check that.
Alright and for more travel with baby, be sure to check out
the links in the video description as well.
Good bye, say bye, Kai!
Bye-bye, bye, we'll see you later.
See you next time.