Babyshop's selection of must-have travel items for your baby or toddler's packing list will make travelling easier
21 July 2022| Last updated on 22 July 2022
Going on holiday this summer? First stop - Babyshop!
With summer in full blast and schools out for the holidays, plus less and less travel restrictions standing in the way of your wanderlust, you may well be feeling a mix of excitement and dread. Out of practice and, perhaps, it’s your first time traveling with a baby or toddler in tow?
The baby travel gear you need on your trip varies widely, depending on the style and location of your trip. Everyday baby basics such as diapers, feeding and pumping supplies are essential, as are a stroller or a baby carrier.
Babyshop is here to help in identifying your travel essentials which will meet your needs without adding avoidable kg’s to the baggage allowance.
Travel Strollers and Buggies
In addition to the important safety features, travel strollers and buggies should be lightweight, portable, reclinable for nap time, easy to clean, sturdy, has one-handed folding, and with a canopy to protect your little one from the elements.
An under-seat storage basket will also prove handy when sightseeing, for accommodating the impulse buy souvenir purchases!
We recommend the ‘Casual Stroller’ and ‘Zorro Baby’ by Giggles, Juniors ‘Scooty Buggy’, and the Joie ‘Pact Baby Stroller’.
Giggles Casual Stroller
Giggles Zorro Baby Foldable Stroller
Juniors Scooty Baby Buggy
Joie Pact Baby Stroller
For those that prefer to keep their baby close, we wouldn’t travel without a baby carrier.
Features to consider include wide shoulder straps for even distribution of weight, soft and breathable fabric to keep your baby cool and comfortable, ability to be worn in front or rear to keep baby (and your back) happy, and easily adjustable so that Dad can share the carrying duties!
We recommend the Giggles ‘Zen Lewis Baby Carrier’.
Giggles Zen Lewis Baby Carrier
Our main recommendations here are to select an attractive design so that it can double up as your carry-on bag or day bag, lightweight, lots of space with dividers for keeping baby travel essentials organised, and perhaps one that can be worn as a back pack to allow you to be hands-free.
We recommend the Giggles ‘Diaper Bag’ and ‘Solid Diaper Bag’.
Giggles Diaper Bag
Giggles Solid Diaper Bag
Carrying one of these with you will mean you don’t have to worry about finding places to change your baby while on a holiday.
We recommend the Juniors Changing Mat and Giggles Checked Changing Mat with Snap Closure.
Giggles Checked Changing Mat with Snap Closure
Juniors Changing Mat
Always keep a supply of these handy for the inevitable poop emergency, and it’s worth carrying your usual brand that you know suits your baby’s skin and will keep him or her fresh, happy and rash free at all times.
We love ones with all natural ingredients such as water and fruit extracts, so we recommend ‘Waterwipes Baby Wipes’.
Diaper Disposable Bags
No explanation needed! Hygienic disposal of waste is, of course, a must, and those made with BPA and Phthalate-free materials are also kind to the environment.
We recommend the Giggles 'Diaper Disposable Bags'.
ONE USEFUL TRAVEL HACK: Pack enough diapers for the entire trip in your suitcase; then as you use them up it creates space in your suitcase for carrying your souvenirs on the trip home.
Getting a good night’s sleep for the whole family is on every parent’s mind, and while many hotels and Airbnb’s may have options available for you to use, bringing your own portable baby travel cot is the best way to give your baby a familiar sleep environment.
It’s also one less thing to worry about if you plan to move around a lot during your trip.
A travel cot that is lightweight, compact, and easily foldable for storage while traveling are important factors. Some also have vibrating mattresses, built in night lights and music to help soothe the baby to sleep, and a toy bar to entertain them when they wake up.
We recommend the Juniors ‘Devon Travel Cot’ and the Graco ‘Contour Prestige Travel Cot’.
Juniors Devon Travel Cot
Graco Contour Prestige Travel Cot
For breastfeeding or pumping mums who prefer privacy, this is a necessary item to add to your baby travel list. Luckily there are many options available that are both practical and fashionable, in order not to draw unwanted attention.
We recommend the Giggles '6-in-1 Nursing Poncho'.
Giggles 6-in-1 Nursing Poncho
For maintaining milk and other beverages at the right temperature for several hours while you travel, you may want to pack a thermos.
Another useful accessory is the milk powder dispenser, which holds a quantity of pre-measured doses of milk powder for quick and easy milk preparation to soothe a crying, hungry baby and keep the noise disturbance to a minimum on those long overnight flights!
Naturally, it pays to keep a supply of your baby’s favourite sterilised feeding bottles to hand!
We recommend the Juniors Thermos with pretty floral prints, the Philips 'Avent Milk Powder Dispenser' and the Giggles 'Glass Feeding Bottle' (BPA free).
Philips Avent Milk Powder Dispenser
Giggles Glass Feeding Bottle
We hope you will enjoy some much needed and deserved rest and relaxation this summer, safe in the knowledge that you have all you need to keep your little ones happy – which should result in contented parents too! Safe travels.
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