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June 10, 2021
They may be little, but they sure do need a lot of stuff! Watching your little one experience new things is an exciting time but can also feel overwhelming. Your house is most likely filled with all kinds of baby items, so how do you know which ones to take and ones to leave behind?
No matter where and when you go, its best to be prepared. Here are some of our top travel products, traveling tips, and a checklist of items that make traveling with a baby or toddler easier!
TOP TRAVEL PRODUCTS
Foodie Silicone Bibs roll up and button closed and our Anchor Bowl with Spoon + Lid offers easy portability.
Style + Function
Keep baby comfortable in the breathable, soft material of the Forever Swaddle + Hat to keep newborns sleeping sound even on the hottest days.
Smart, multi-use GoBlankets for Sunny Day fun. Can transition from a clip-on car seat or stroller blanket, to nursing cover, or even a picnic blanket!
TOP TRAVEL TIPS
Get Baby Ready
Aside from being prepared with things to pack, it’s important that your baby has spent some time in their car seat before you attempt a long road trip. After you have your car seat safely installed and checked, get some drive time in. You can start with short drives and work your way up to longer stretches. This gives baby a chance to get used to sleeping sitting up-right in a car seat and being strapped into a harness.
Snacks, snacks, and more snacks!
A full baby (and parent) is a happy one. Make sure you are stocked with enough bottles, sippy cups, and snacks to keep everyone in the car content. The last thing you need is adding stops to change baby’s clothes. The Bazzle Baby Foodie Bib keeps your little one clean and make it easier than ever to eat on the go with a baby or toddler! It even rolls up and buttons closed for easy clean up and storage!
While it’s fun to let your little one try new foods, a road trip might not be the best time to do it. Stick to foods you know won’t upset their belly, that’s the last thing you’ll want to add to your trip.
Keep diaper changing equipment handy
Road trips don’t always offer the most ideal spots for changing a baby, especially if you are concerned about germs and dirty surfaces. Having a changing pad kit handy to change baby on and keep them off dirty surfaces is an easy way to make diaper changes easy during a quick pit stop.
A comfortable baby is a happy baby
You want to keep baby comfortable (and happy) for as long as possible. Is your little one drooling and causing you to have to change their outfits constantly? Are their little gums in pain from teething? Avoid outfit changes and keep your little teether happy with the Bazzle Baby BandaBib Teether for safe and natural teething relief!
It is all about timing
Keeping track of your baby’s nap times and schedule will help you plan the best time to leave and times to stop. If your little one is like mine, the mornings are the best and meltdowns are more likely later in the day. If your baby is better in the morning and takes long naps earlier in the day, then that is probably the ideal time to start your trip. You will also want to factor in traffic. You’ll likely want to keep your sanity by avoiding rush hour and being trapped in standstill traffic with a crying baby.
Finally, make a checklist and check it twice! Here is a checklist to get you started:
The most important thing to keep in mind? It might not go as planned and that’s ok. The only people dealing with the breakdowns, smells and chaos are the ones in your car. So do your best and you’ll get through it!
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