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5 Must-Have Items to Make Traveling with a Baby Easy this Holiday Season

Last week we got back from a little holiday vacation with the family. We took our 11-month old to Disney for the first time! With the holiday travel season in full gear, I thought I would share with you some of my favorite must-haves whenever I go traveling. These are what I like to call my life-savers.

So without further ado, here are my 5 must-haves to make traveling with a baby a little easier this holiday season.

What are some things that help make traveling with a baby easier for you? 

  • Compact Stroller 1 of 6
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    If you're going to a city or somewhere where you'll be doing lots of walking, a compact stroller is a must. This one from Stokke (the Scoot) is really practical. I brought it along with me to my trip to Disney and I love how easy it was to fold  (perfect when we were going on the tram at Disney or in elevators). It also fits through narrow doorways and through tight spaces, especially when you are trying to get to your seat at restaurants. Even though it's small, it's also very comfy and our little one did tons of sleeping in it! 

  • Safety Plugs for the Hotel Room 2 of 6
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    This is one item I didn't bring with me, but wish I had. Our little guy kept trying to go straight for the power outlets in the hotel room. It definitely gives you a little piece of mind to have. 

  • Inflatable Bathtub 3 of 6
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     These are very practical and fit nicely in your luggage. I originally had this rubber duck inflatable tub, but for some reason my son started freaking out when we put him in it. I think it might have been the huge rubber duck head that scared him. So to be safe, I would look for a simple inflatable tub like this one. 

    Available here. 

  • On-the-Go Pack-n-Play 4 of 6
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    Pack-n-plays are lifesavers whenever we go traveling. It's what we use as our crib when we travel. Our son first used it when we went traveling with him at two months and we brought it along for our latest trip too (at 11 months). This one from Graco comes with a bassinet, which doubles as a changing station too. Now that he's older, we simply removed the bassinet and he sleeps in the bottom portion. 

    Available here. 

  • Portable Feeding Chair 5 of 6
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    If you are going on a road trip and have some extra room to spare, I highly recommend taking a portable feeding chair. We used this one from Ciao! Baby in our hotel room and love it. It's so practical, plus we also like to use it whenever we go grandmas house or at the park. 

  • Lots of Bibs 6 of 6
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    We didn't want to do any laundry during our trip, so made sure to pack lots and lots of bibs. I love these from Aden & Anais. 

     

    Available here. 

Read more of Carmen’s writing on her fashion blog, Viva Fashion.

 

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